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'It’s a lot for... a 9-year-old' Deadly Waukesha fire survivor released from hospital

Posted at 8:58 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 23:12:09-05

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A Waukesha family of five lost three of their loved ones in a fire, and the mother, Casey Duffy, is now with her only surviving son, who was released from the hospital Wednesday.

The mother’s cousin, Jullian Newell, spoke on the family’s behalf. She said the fire started early Monday morning. At first there was confusion about who made it out. She received a call telling her that day what had happened.

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“That unfortunately Casey’s family was involved in a house fire and that Kylie and Kevin, Jr. they didn’t think they made it,” said Newell. “They weren’t sure of the status of Kevin Sr. and Konner."

Neighbors said the father, Kevin Duffy Sr., had gotten out of the fire when it first started.

“Come to find out that Kevin, Sr. went back into the house to try to get Kylie and Kevin and he did not make it out,” said Newell.

Casey Duffy lost her daughter Kylie, 12, her son Kevin Jr., 14, and her husband.

“She is distraught for sure. She is handling it and she is doing the best she can,” said Newell.

It has been even more difficult for Konner, who was in the house that night.

“It’s a lot for him as a 9-year-old to process all that,” said Newell.

Right now , he family is focused on Konner and grieving those that they lost.

“They were just so full of life and love. They always had a smile on their face. They were also cracking jokes,” said Newell speaking about her young cousins. “And Kevin just adored them he did anything and everything he could for those kids.”

Family members have set up a donation page for Casey Duffy and her son.