Woman with disabilities dies, 4-year-old sent to hospital after apartment fire in Roseville
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Witnesses said a woman with disabilities died Sunday evening trying to save her 4-year-old grandson in a Roseville apartment fire.
The apartment building is located near the intersection of Masonic and Gratiot Avenue.
Neighbors said the woman was confined to a wheelchair.
"That poor little boy was terrified," said neighbor Lachesha Cannon. "The older woman is disabled and uses a wheelchair. She was crawling on the ground, trying to push him outside."
All eight units in the apartment complex suffered damage.
Authorities said the woman died from smoke inhalation.
The 4-year-old boy is being treated for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
The fire is under investigation.
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