How schools, parents talk to kids about tragedy

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A memorial is growing at the Nineveh home where Sirena Slusher-Abbott was severely burned and later died and her children John Slusher-Abbott Jr., 6 months, and Haley Slusher-Abbott, 18 months, died. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

After a deadly blaze burned a nearby home to a charred shell, Tiffany Ankney talked to her daughter about what they would do if their house ever caught fire.

If there is ever a fire, her 8-year-old daughter’s job is to climb out her bedroom window in their single-story home. Then she’s supposed to head for their outdoor meeting place at the swing set. If she has to wait more than a few minutes for her parents to come out, she is supposed to walk to a neighbor’s house and knock on the door.

Just weeks ago, Ankney’s daughter from a distance saw the house fire that killed a mother and her two babies in Nineveh, and she had questions.

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