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Over $40K Raised For Ontario Family After 1-Year-Old Dies Following Fire Pit Incident

Two other children were injured in the incident.

Ontario Fire Pit Incident Kills 1-Year-Old Child

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A GoFundMe has raised over $40,000 in just two days for a family that was badly burned in an Ontario fire pit incident in Bayham.

The fundraiser was started to help cover the expenses of Jake and Tina Hiebert who, along with three of their five children, were seriously injured after a jerrycan filled with diesel exploded during a bonfire on Monday, according to the GoFundMe page.

On the fundraiser's page, it was announced on Thursday that the couple's 1-year-old child had died from her injuries.

"I am in tears today as I bring an update. 1 year old sweet Baby Layla succumbed to her injuries this morning. She has gone to be with Jesus. The family is heartbroken. They are asking for prayers of healing for all of them," reads an update posted on Thursday.

According to the page, the other two children and parents are still in the hospital. The two children who were unharmed are in the care of other family members.

As of Thursday afternoon, $44,815 has been raised for the family.

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