CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A house fire believed to be the worst in Charleston's history claimed its ninth victim Sunday.
Family members of Bryan Timothy Camp decided to take the 7-year-old off of life support Sunday morning, Mayor Danny Jones and the family's neighbors said.
Bryan's body was about 45 percent burned and doctors considered him brain dead, James Bausley, his uncle, said Saturday.
Nine people -- seven children and two adults -- have died as a result of the blaze that broke out around 3:25 a.m. Saturday at 2 Arlington Avenue on the city's West Side.
Sisters Alisha Carter-Camp, 26, and Latasha Jones-Isabell, 24, lived in the home with their children.
Carter-Camp, 26, Alex Seal, Keahna Camp, 8, Jeremiah Camp, 3, Elijah Scott, 3, Emanuel Jones, 18 months, and twins Kiki and Gigi Seal, both 3, all died in the fire.
Neighbors say Alex Seal, Carter-Camp's boyfriend, was staying at the house at the time with his children, twins Kiki and Gigi Seal.
Jones-Isabell, who was outside the home smoking a cigarette when the fire started, was able to run next door to a neighbor's house, who called 911 at 3:23 a.m. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 3:25 a.m. Jones-Isabell was not injured in the blaze.
The family's dog, a puppy named Cocoa, survived the fire. Authorities found the dog in the basement.
Neighbor Cassie Means said a representative from the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department took the dog to the animal shelter.
By Sunday afternoon, people had left a sign, flowers and stuffed animals outside a fence at the residence, which was roped off with police tape and guarded by a Charleston police officer in a squad car.
Means, the family's 14-year-old neighbor, said she often played with the children, whom she described as smart and sweet.
"Some of them knew more than I did," Means said. "Keahna -- she was a math maniac. She was smart as a tack."
Bryan Timothy Camp, who was known as B.J., wanted to become a fireman when he grew up, she said.
Carter-Camp and Seal had planned to marry within a few months and move to Pittsburgh, Means said.
The rental house where the sisters lived was not equipped with working smoke detectors. Jones said Saturday there were two smoke detectors in the house but they did not work. One was not installed properly.
According to the International Property Maintenance Code, smoke alarms are required on the ceiling or wall outside each separate sleeping area, in each room used for sleeping purposes and on each and story of the property.
Delores Shamblin, of Mammoth owns the property.