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Fellow students honor boy killed in fire

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - On Friday, teachers and friends remembered a young boy killed in a house fire in Mount Hope.

Millennial Tech Middle School payed tribute to 12-year-old Fernando Castro during it's "winter Wonderland" event.

Castro was killed after a fire broke out in his home on December 1st.

A total of five people were inside the home, including two adults and three children.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but some neighbors told CBS News 8 that a heater may have sparked the flames.

Investigators estimated the fire caused about $300,000 in damage to the house and another $100,000 in damage to its contents, but could not immediately determine the cause of the blaze, according to Swanson.

During a vigil last week, Castro's father said, "I'm just happy that God gave him to me for 12 years. Just knowing that he's in a better place right now, that he's not suffering."

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