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teen fire victims
The families of three teens who died in a fire in March will be getting help from the community thanks to more than $13,800 raised through a recent benefit concert.
Last month, hundreds of Islanders attended the benefit at Montague Regional High School in support of the families of Joey Reeves, Brandon MacKinnon and Kenneth Irving, who died in a fire at an abandoned building in Charlottetown.
The benefit raised $8,814.15, plus $5,000 Scotiabank donated.
Reeves, MacKinnon and Irving were in the abandoned building with a fourth teen, Brandon Quinn, on March 29 when it is believed they lit a fire to stay warm.
Quinn managed to get out of the building after suffering severe burns and was the only survivor.
The investigators looking into the fire have since classified it as undetermined because they haven’t identified an ignition source.
Money from the benefit will go to the victims’ families, including Reeves’s one-year-old son.