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Mother and Child Killed in Wildfire Remembered

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    A memorial service has been set for two of the four people killed in a series of wildfires this week in Texas.

    Valerie McBride and her 18-month-old daughter K'loe Jane will be remembered during a private service Saturday at a funeral home in Longview.

    Firefighters Make Progress on Bastrop Wildfires

    [DFW] Firefighters Make Progress on Bastrop Wildfires
    While firefighters are getting the upper hand on the Bastrop Complex wildfire, officials say 1,386 homes were destroyed in the fires. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012)

    The 20-year-old mother and her daughter were killed on Sunday when a fire swept through the East Texas mobile home park they lived in near Gladewater, located about 115 miles east of Dallas.

    McBride and her daughter were taking a nap when the blaze erupted.

    A fire in and around Bastrop near Austin has also killed two people. One of those two victims was identified Wednesday as 48-year-old Michael Farr, who died at his home in Smithville. The other victim's identity was released Saturday, 58-year-old Vickie Keenan died at a home in the Circle D area of Bastrop County.