Vigil held for New Haven father who died in house fire

New Haven

A vigil was held on Wednesday evening for one of the two men who died in a house fire in New Haven on Sunday. 

Michael Randall’s family honored his life with balloons, candles, and shared memories. He and Corey Reed died in the house fire on West Street.

Neighbors say 16 people lived in the single family home. Firefighters say people jumped from the windows to survive. Three firefighters were also hospitalized with minor injuries.

Related: Victim identified, investigation continues into New Haven fire that left 2 dead 

People who lived in the home told News 8 there were no working smoke detectors.

Michael Randall’s family said he died saving others.

Michael Randall’s Ex-Wife told News 8, “He was a great dad to our son and I’m just glad we talked Saturday, was excited about Michael’s upcoming prom and graduation.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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