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Friends Rally Support of JC Fire Victims

By Jason Weinstein.
Friends look to rally support for the surviving victim's of Monday morning's fire in Johnson City that claimed the lives of two young children.

Go Fund Me pages have been set up for Jessica Baxter and Erica Kurtz. Kurtz lost both of her children, ages three and four, in the fire. She is recovering at a burn unit at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Baxter is in a medically induced coma at University Hospital in Syracuse, recovering from burns over 70 percent of her body. The man accused of murder and arson is 38-year-old Dwight Burton. Court records show Burton was charged with harassment of Baxter in January of this year.

Police claim he punched Baxter in an apartment on Endicott Ave in Johnson City. Family members say the arson was a crime of passion. A pre-trial conference in Burton's case is scheduled for Friday at 4 pm in Village of Johnson City Court.

You can click here to view Baxter's Go Fund Me page. The following is the link to Kurtz' GoFundMe page