Funeral Planned For Girls Trapped In Fire

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit public school will host a funeral Wednesday for two girls who died when a fire trapped them in a house.

Detroit’s Spain Elementary School will host the funeral Alaya and Lataya Cook on Wednesday.

Dante Cook says he tried to help his 8-year-old daughter Alaya and 10-year-old daughter Lataya but couldn’t persuade them to jump from a second floor window last Wednesday.

The father has said the house was firebombed.

Authorities haven’t announced the cause of the blaze.

Lataya was a fourth-grader at Spain Elementary School, and Alaya was a third-grader there.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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