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 email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated March 24, 2015 9:22 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org @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 We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.