Balloon release held for 11-year-old West Odessan girl who lost her life in a mobile home fire

CBS7 First Alert News has now been informed that the 11 year old girl who lost her life in the mobile home fire in West Odessa has been identified as Azaria Williams.
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 11:36 PM CDT
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WEST ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - CBS7 First Alert News has now been informed that the 11-year-old girl who lost her life in the mobile home fire on Saturday in West Odessa has been identified as Azaria Williams.

Azaria’s family held a balloon release on Sunday evening to honor her life that has been taken away from her at such a young age.

Many West Texans showed up to pay their respects and show support for the family.

According to Sheriff Mike Griffis, the Lieutenant that first responded to the scene of the fire is the aunt of Azaria Williams.

Griffis mentioned that he’s known the family for many years as Azaria’s grandfather previously retired from the Ector County Sheriff’s Office.

He hopes the community can pray for the family during these hard times.

“We just ask that everybody prays for this family. They’re devastated. Obviously, as any family would be and we hope that everybody would pray for them, and ask for God’s comfort and wisdom,” said Griffis.

Sheriff Griffis says that they plan on creating a fundraiser to help with funeral costs.

For more information on how you can donate to the family, call the ECSO at (432)335-3050.

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