1 child dead, 4 others taken to hospital after house fire in Van Buren Township

Fire broke out just after 4 a.m.

VAN BUREN TWP., Mich. – A 14-year old boy died and four other children were taken to the hospital Sunday after an early morning house fire in Van Buren Township.

The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. in the 47000 block of Denton Road.

Savion Robinson, 14, a freshman at Belleville High School, died in the fire and his family considers him a hero.

“He was always cracking jokes,” said Marie Santangelo, Savion’s older sister. “Sharp dresser, he gets that from me.”

Savion saved his 10-year-old sister Lena and ran back into the burning home. His body was found inside the house.

“That’s just who he is,” Santangelo said. “That’s my baby.”

Lena was treated for smoke inhalation.

In all, seven people were inside – two adults and five children. The adults will be OK. The children’s conditions range from critical to serious condition.

Firefighters rescued an 18-month-old girl who was severely burned and is being treated at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Van Buren Township, Sumpter Township, and Belleville Fire Departments along with Huron Valley Ambulance all assisted at the scene of the fire.

Investigators are working to determine what started the fire.

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Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.