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Community holds vigil to remember young family killed in weekend fire

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Amanda Springer, 26, had a five-year-old daughter and twin four-year-old daughters. Amanda Springer, 26, had a five-year-old daughter and twin four-year-old daughters.
Springer, her 5-year-old daughter, Abby, and her twin 4-year-olds, Jordan and Payton, were inside a front bedroom when their house caught fire. Springer, her 5-year-old daughter, Abby, and her twin 4-year-olds, Jordan and Payton, were inside a front bedroom when their house caught fire.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) – A 26-year-old mother and her three daughters were killed in a house fire in Gates, Tennessee Saturday morning. Now a community is coming together to remember this family.

Amanda Springer, 26, had a five-year-old daughter and twin 4-year-old daughters.

Neighbors say they could hear the screams of Springer and her children.

The mother of three worked at St. Jude as a medical assistant for several years.

As Donna Tucker grips her family's picture, she holds on to special memories of her daughter and granddaughters.

"Amanda was a wonderful mother, a good friend, and the most wonderful daughter anyone could ask for," said Tucker.

Springer, her 5-year-old daughter, Abby, and her twin 4-year-olds, Jordan and Payton, were inside a front bedroom when their house caught fire.

"She took care of those babies till the end. They were together," said Tucker.

Tucker says there were no smoke detectors inside her daughter's rental house. Family members say Springer and her girls more than likely died from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

"People don't need to know if they were screaming or if she was trying to break out of the house. Those things shouldn't be said or spread," said Tucker.

Tucker says she is now relying on family and friends to comfort her through life without what she calls her rays of sunshine.

Those three babies were the best thing that ever happened to her and to our family," said Tucker.

There will be a candlelight vigil for Amanda Springer and her three kids Monday night at 6:30 at Critchfield Park in Halls.

A fund has also been set up at the Bank of Halls in Amanda Springer's name.

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