Wake remembers Redding 6th grader killed in house fire

The 11-year-old died after a fire tore through the family’s home on Diamond Hill Road on February 14.

Jay Lederman

Feb 22, 2023, 11:39 AM

Updated 452 days ago

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A wake was held for an 11-year-old boy killed in a Redding house fire last week. 
Brien Karlson died after a fire tore through the family’s home on Diamond Hill Road in Redding on Feb. 14
Brien, his parents and his 9-year-old sister were asleep at the time. 
Their two dogs were also killed in the fire.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 207 Main St. in Ridgefield. Interment will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks donations be made in Brien’s honor to Redding Boy Scout Troop 15 and Cub Scout Pack 118 at 382 Newtown Turnpike in Redding.


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