SODUS TOWNSHIP, Michigan – A mother and her five children died after a Michigan hotel caught fire overnight.
WXMI reported that the victim in the tragedy was identified as 26-year-old Kiarre Samuel. one-year-old Marquise Thompson, 7-year-old Gerome Randolph, 5-year-old Samuel Curtis, 4-year-old Savod Curtis and 2-year-old Avery Curtis.
The fire broke out shortly before 2 am The Cosmo Extended Living Motel in Sodus Township near Benton Harbor
The hotel was full of flames and smoke when firefighters and police arrived at the scene.
Four other residents and four first responders were transferred to the Lakeland Medical Center, eight of whom were treated and discharged for smoke poisoning.
Michigan State Police Fire Marshall and Berrien County Sheriff police investigate what caused the fire.
Much of the motel room is damaged. The American Red Cross is working to find shelter for the displaced.