Two children and mother who died in Hamilton house fire identified by school

A Hamilton school says two students and their mother were among the four people who died in a house fire in the city last week.

In a letter sent to parents, the principal of the Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School says Lambeau and Khaleesi McIsaac and their mother Kassie Chrysler died in the fire on Dec. 29.

Principal Nanci-Jane Simpson says Lambeau was a student in Grade 3 while Khaleesi was in Grade 2.

Simpson calls what happened a tragedy and says the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s critical incident response team will be available to provide support on Monday, when schools reopen after the winter break.

Authorities have said six people inside the home were taken to hospital after crews responded to the fire — two adults and two children died, while two other adults survived.

Ontario’s Fire Marshal has said there were no working smoke alarms in the home.

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