9-year-old girl dies in fire on Detroit’s west side; siblings rescued

Sources said a mother and father noticed the fire and escaped the home. They were able to rescue the 6-year-old boy from the fire but were unable to get to his two sisters.
Sources said a mother and father noticed the fire and escaped the home. They were able to rescue the 6-year-old boy from the fire but were unable to get to his two sisters.

DETROIT – A 9-year-old girl died Tuesday morning following a house fire on Pierson Street in the area of Joy Road and Evergreen Road.

Sources said a mother and father noticed the fire and escaped the home. They were able to rescue the 6-year-old boy from the fire but were unable to get to his two sisters.

Firefighters pulled the girls from the home once they arrived. The older girl did not survive. The 6-year-old girl is in critical but stable condition. The boy is expected to survive. The parents are hospitalized with minor injuries. They have cuts from breaking glass to try and save the children.

Officials initially thought a faulty air conditioner was to blame but have since ruled that out. The do not believe the fire was intentionally set.

An investigation is underway.

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