Candlelight vigil to be held Friday night for Denver fire victims

DENVER -- A candlelight vigil will be held Friday to honor the two construction workers who died in last week's massive fire off Emerson Street in Denver's North Capitol Hill neighborhood.

One of the plumbers who there when the construction site went up in flames came up with the idea for the vigil, which will be held at 7 p.m.

Junior Vega wants people to have a place to heal, and wants the victims' families to know the community has their backs.

Vega said one of his friends didn't make it out of the fire. Vega said he hasn't seen his co-worker, Dustin Peterson, since the fire.

“He was just a good guy," Vega said. “It’s like losing a brother. It’s very hard.”

The vigil is to honor both the victims and their families.

“Just to make sure that they’re OK and that they know that people are there to support them," he said.

Anyone is welcome to attend the vigil at the corner of Park Avenue West and Emerson Street.