News Memorial fund set up for seven children who died in Midwood fire The home where a fire killed seven children in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn on March 24, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty/Spencer Platt By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated March 24, 2015 9:22 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Brooklyn Assemb. Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said Tuesdaythat a memorial fund has been set up for the seven children who died in a Midwood fire over the weekend, a day after warning of phony fundraising scams in their name. The memorial fund will be sponsored by the Jewish Communal Fund. The seven children died when a fire broke out in their Midwood home, as a result of a faulty hot plate. There were no smoke detectors on the first or second floors of the home. The children were buried in Israel on Monday. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.