4th child dies due to fire
IMLAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Police say a fourth child has died after a fire at a mobile home in Michigan’s Thumb region.
Imlay City police say Keyairah Kelley was just a month old. She and three other children died as a result of the fire early Tuesday, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Detroit.
Keith Kelley, wife Krystal Whitney and a 19-month-old boy are in a hospital with severe burns. It’s a tough time for the small community. Police Chief Scott Pike says, “We’re not faring well right now.”
Pike says it could take weeks to determine the cause of the fire. He says investigators have found no evidence of smoke detectors.
Fire Chief Rick Horton says he recognized the children because he had read Christmas stories to them during a community event.