A 4-year-old girl died on Tuesday as a result of a housing fire in South St. Louis, which also claimed the lives of a 6-month boy and a 5-year-old girl.
Heaven Coleman succumbed to her injuries Tuesday morning, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.
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She was among three children trapped in the apartment during the fire Sunday. The police reported the intensity of the fire.
The Fire Department of St. Louis reacted and put out the fire.
Six months old Damarion Eiland was declared dead at the scene. The 4-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition with 5-year-old Dream Coleman, who died on Monday.
The children were alone at home when the fire broke out, and the police are looking for involuntary manslaughter that endangers them. The Associated Press reported that they fought against the 23-year-old mother who died after the fire was extinguished Apartment had turned up.
The police told NBC News that a suspect was arrested on Sunday.
The law firm has asked the police to investigate further before filing a lawsuit against the mother, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The Associated Press contributed.