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Prayer service for victims of Humber Ave fire

Posted at 11:47 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 07:16:05-05

It was a solemn night filled with music and prayer.

Thursday night, dozens made their way to New Covenant United Church of Christ to pray for two families and heal as a community after a fire left two men dead and two children severally injured.

“This family is going to need a lot of prayer and hopefully you know as we all pray we will be able to help this family,” Marsha Jackson told 7 Eyewitness News.

The first victim, 24-year-old Demetrius Johnson, Sr. died a hero.

Johnson died after rescuing his 8-year-old daughter Treasure from their burning Humber Avenue home less than one week ago.

Treasure made it out of the house alive, but with burns covering 90 percent of her body. The little girl who is being treated at a Cincinnati hospital just made it through her third surgery and is now breathing on her own.

Her 3-year-old brother Demetrius Johnson, Jr. was released from Women’s and Children’s tonight after being treated for smoke inhalation.

Juan Martenez, who moved to the US just 10 years ago from Puerto Rico, died in the fire and leaves behind five children.