NEWTOWN, Conn. - A fire Wednesday destroyed the family home of two children who survived the shooting in Newtown, Conn., at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.
The News-Times of Danbury reports that the fire left Hans and Audra Barth and their three children homeless. The American Red Cross has put them up in a hotel.
Two of their children attended Sandy Hook Elementary School. One of them was a first-grader in teacher Kaitlin Roig's classroom. Roig has been called a hero for barricading her students in a bathroom as the shooter killed 20 other first-graders and six educators.
Friends say the family lost everything in the fire, and their pet dog and several baby chickens died. St. Rose of Lima Church is taking donations to help the family.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.