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Surviving JC Fire Victims Still in Critical Condition

By Jason Weinstein.
Both of the surviving victims of last week's fire on Floral Ave in Johnson City are still in critical condition.

Erica Kurtz and Jessica Baxter suffered severe burns in the blaze. Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse updated their condition Monday. The fire killed Kurtz' three- and four-year-old sons. There are a number of ways you can help in recovery efforts.

The Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church in Johnson City has established an account at NBT bank. Checks should be made out to, "Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial UMC" with "Floral Ave Fire Relief" in the memo. The church is also offering the following community support meals: Wednesday, October 28th at Boulevard UMC on Grand Ave in Binghamton, Thursday, October 29th at the Knights of Columbus on Main Street in Johnson City.

Then Friday, October 30th a support meal will be at Sarah Jane Johnson Church, and on Saturday, October 31st there will be one at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Johnson City. 38-year-old Dwight Burton is charged with murder and arson in the case. Police say he targeted Baxter, his ex-girlfriend.