At least two fundraising sites have been posted online for the victims of a deadly Warren house fire.

Investigators say the bodies of a woman and her five-year-old son were found following a fire that roared through their Woodland Street N.E. home early New Year’s Day.

Although the Trumbull County Coroner has said the names of the two victims would not be released until after Monday’s autopsy, posts on social media identify them as Cassandra Gray and her son Otto.

Nail stylist Natalie Burk has created a shopping link called the Cassie & Otto Memorial Fund, saying her commissions from that link will be donated to the Gray family.

Burk also posted the following message:

“To say this is extremely difficult is the biggest understatement possibly ever made. Our community lost two beautiful souls that are completely incomparable to anyone we’ve ever known. Cassie was truly one of a kind with the biggest heart, beautiful inside and out, amazing smile, infectious laugh, and so incredibly talented and funny. The only comfort I have in all of this is that Cassie and Otto are together in God’s arms watching over all of us. This one hit way too close to home. Please pray for Lee and Simon and all the family and friends these two amazing people have touched in their lives. This world will never be the same...”make me something good” when I see you again my sweet friend. Love and miss you always.”


Salvatore’s restaurant, where Cassandra Gray was employed, closed on New Year’s Day in memory of Gray.

“It is with the saddest regret to inform the loss of a dear and loving member of our restaurant family. Salvatore's will be closed today and will resume business Saturday,” according to a post on the businesses’ Facebook page.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Gray’s husband Lee and another son who survived the fire and were released after treatment at a hospital.

As of Sunday morning, more than 1,500 people had donated more than $147,000 to the Lee Gray Family Emergency & Memorial Fund.

A socially distant candlelight vigil is being organized for Sunday evening, January 3, according to a post on Facebook.

Hosted by Jennifer Saul Campbell and Jenna Ellen, the 6 pm vigil will be held at a cul-de-sac, near 781 Fairway Drive.

Organizers will set up a no-contact drop box to leave an outfit or shoes for Simon, the surviving son who is a size 6 and a shoe size 10.
The Facebook post notes that social distancing will be practiced and participants are asked to not interact closely with members of other households.

The state fire marshal is helping Warren fire investigators determine the cause of the fire.