Names of 3 Highland Springs fire victims released

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The names of the mother and two children who perished in a fire in Highland Springs early Tuesday morning have been released.

The investigation is still underway with the Henrico Fire Marshal's office and  the cause of the fire that occurred at 14 Battery Street still remains undetermined. However, the Henrico Division of Police and the Medical Examiner's office have confirmed the identities of the fire victims and the cause of death.

The victims of fire: the mother Latasha N. Davis, 28, and her daughter Jasmine Whisnant, 8, and son Jamie L. Whisnant Jr., 3. One family dog also perished in the fire.

The Medical Examiner's Office has ruled that all the victim's deaths were accidental.  The cause of death  has been determined  to be due to inhalation of combusted  products.

The Highland Springs Saints youth football team will be holding a vigil for the victims. Jasmine was a cheerleader for the team and Latasha was the team mother. It will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at the football field on 16 S. Ivy Ave.

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