Lansing fire that killed 3 children likely accidental

2 adults, 2 children seriously injured

Fire that killed 3 Lansing children was likely an accident

LANSING, Mich. – A deadly house fire in Lansing was likely accidental, the Lansing Fire Department said.

The final report will not be complete for at least two weeks.

Of the four people that survived, three are still in the hospital. A 31-year-old man and a 5-year-old girl are at University of Michigan hospital in critical condition. A 26-year-old woman at Sparrow Hospital is expected to be OK. A baby injured in the fire has been discharged.

The community is heartbroken -- shattered by the loss of three young brothers.

The boy’s great-uncle Michael said he can’t fathom what happened Wednesday morning when the fire claimed the lives of his nephews.

“It’s a tragic loss,” Michael said. “They were beautiful kids. They can’t be replaced.”

3-year-old Manolo, 5-year-old Ramiro and 8-year-old Juan were inside the house when the fire started.

Lansing firefighters were called at 1:33 a.m. Wednesday to a home in the 2000 block of New York Street on Lansing’s north side, officials said.

Two adults, a baby and a young girl got out of the house, seriously injured. The three young boys did not make it out in time.

A fundraiser has been set up for the family. Click here to donate.


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