MYERSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Frederick County is pulling together for a family that has lost two of their young daughters in a terrible fire late Thursday night.

The three and six-year-old sisters died in a fast moving fir on the 3900 block of Highland Avenue in Myersville.

Their parents and other two children were taken to different hospitals that night.Everyone has been released except their 8-year-old daughter, Morgan.

Ashley Lynn met the mother of the deceased girls, Chrissi Lillard, at a moms group years ago.Now, moms all over the county are trying to give the parents what they need, to care for their surviving daughters, 8-year-old Morgan who remains in ICU and 7-month-old Sadie.

"I'm a mom. It's an unimaginable loss. There are other moms collecting breast milk and delivering to the hospital for the 7-month-old and others have put together a picture storage for all they've lost, all the family memories they have."

Neighbors say the mother managed to carry out her infant, then raced back inside to drop her 8-year-old from a balcony.

The father climbed onto the burning room but wasn't able to save their two middle children, 6-year-old Sophie and 3-year-old Madigan.

The community wants the Lillard family to know they are embracing them in this unimaginable tragedy and sharing in their grief.

"They give and give and I'm so proud of our community that we're coming together and giving in their time of need. They are just outstanding," Lynn said.

The Fit for Life Boot Camp, of which Chrissi is an online member, set up a fundraiser for the family. It had a goal of $1,000 dollars. It surpassed that amount in two hours, it has grown to nearly $30,000 dollars as of Saturday night.

One donor wrote,"we have children the same ages as yours and can't imagine the pain you all are going through right now. Praying for God's healing and peace for your family."

Another wrote,"our prayers are with your family. May God wrap His arms around you now and forever."

"We're just here to send them love and hugs and strength, as much strength as we can, and we love them,"Lynn said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined. Investigators believe the fire started in the living room.

There are numerous public donation drop off points in Frederick County. Afundraiser is scheduled for next Tuesday at the Chick-fil-A in Frederick.

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