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Funeral arrangements set for mother, five children killed in fire north of Silsbee

Funeral arrangements are set for a mother and her five children killed in a fire.

Visitation for Ashley Pickering and her five children begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of the Pines Church off the Eastex Freeway in Beaumont Funeral services start at 11.

The family died early in the morning last Wednesday, October 18 in a fire at their efficiency apartment north of Silsbee on property where the children's grandparents own a home.

The Hardin County Sheriff says the mother and children died of smoke inhalation.

The Sheriff says the fire appeared to be accidental but investigators are still trying to find the cause.

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