Girl, 2, fights to live after surviving Van Buren Township house fire
Fire early Sunday morning claims life of 14-year-old; Cause still undetermined
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 2-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was severely burned Sunday morning when flames overtook a house in Van Buren Township.
Cherie Wells told Local 4 that her granddaughter, Amariyana, has suffered burns on 50 percent of her body and is in critical condition at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Amariyana was one of five children and two adults who were in the home on Denton Road when the fire broke out.
Savion Robinson, 14, died trying to save his other family members.
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Wells said Robinson helped get her close enough to a door where firefighters could pull her out.
Robinson also helped get his 10-year-old sister, Lena, out of the house.
“That’s just who he is,” said Savion’s older sister, Marie Santangelo. “He was always cracking jokes.”
No one else in the home was seriously injured.
The cause of the fire is still being determined.
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