Updated 09/17/2012 11:50 AM
Family Mourns Loss of Woman Killed in City Fire
The family of a woman killed in a fatal fire over the weekend are mourning her loss today. They also don't believe her death was an accident. YNN's Cristina Domingues has the story.
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Police and fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of a deadly house fire in Rochester. The family members of the woman killed in that fire do not believe her death was an accident.
The fire happened around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday at a home on Pierpont Street. As crews worked to put out the flames, other firefighters found the body of Chandra Majors, 38, on the second floor of the house.
"She was a beautiful person. She was very outgoing. She was a real loving mother. She has all these beautiful children she left behind," said Major's aunt Donna Majors Hill.
Majors had seven children. The youngest ones still lived with her in the house but were not home at the time of the fire.
"She was still young. She had a lot of kids to live for. She still has an 11-year-old," said Alexis Majors, Chandra's daughter. "She'll live through all of us."
Chandra Majors' mother, her daughters and neighbors on the street think Chandra's boyfriend may have been involved. They say he was abusive and report the two were seen fighting the day before the fire.
"She tried to turn her life around. She tried to make herself better," said Alexis Majors. "This guy just came in and tried to change everything,"
"I hope justice is done," said Major's mother Deborah Bruce. "It was not an accident."
The Rochester Fire Department said investigators are still looking into the cause and origin of the fire and have not made any link between the alleged fight and the fire. It could be days before there's a determination.
The children who lived in house lost all their belongings in the fire. The family is looking for help to help pay for a funeral.