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Vigil planned for victims in deadly Denver construction fire

A vigil for the two victims will be held this Friday at 7 p.m. near the site of the fire.

While the investigation into the deadly construction site fire last week in North Capitol Hill continues, a family is planning a vigil for those killed in the blaze.

The March 7 fire started around noon at the site that was slated to become the Emerson Place apartments on 18th and Emerson near downtown Denver.

A vigil for the two victims will be held this Friday at 7 p.m. near the site of the fire. Their names have not been made public yet.

On Monday, 9NEWS spoke with Ashley Garcia, who says she was on the phone with her husband when he pulled up to the building a saw it was on fire.

He was working at the construction site along with other family members at the time. Garcia says her husband knew one of the victims and they'd worked together for months.

Denver Fire investigators say they are still diligently investigating, combing through the damage to collect evidence.

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They've sent evidence to a lab to figure out if what they found belongs at the construction site or not.

It could take weeks for the results to come back, especially because some of the evidence could be broken down chemicals.

Day after construction site fire in Denver.

"We are not working hard to get the investigation done in a quick manner, we are working hard to get this investigation done thoroughly, "Denver Fire Department Capt. Greg Pixley said.

The fire damaged a total of 13 buildings. Some people have been able to move back home, but many of those living closer to the epicenter of the fire, including two apartment buildings and some condos, are still not allowed to come back.

Denver Fire says the Denver Police Department and the ATF are also involved in this investigation.

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