Arson Task Force Investigating Morning Fire


The baby, Ja-niyah Grant, from Friday's house fire died yesterday at Tampa General Hospital. The five-year-old, Elijah Small, is still in critical condition.

Investigators have determined that the fire was accidental. There is no update at this point on the condition of the two children. They are still in critical condition. The home did not have smoke detectors.

WHEN: 3/30/12, 6 a.m.

WHERE: 3613 Diana Street East, Tampa

VICTIM: (Mother) Kimberly Mack, B/F, 03/24/87

VICTIM: Chazmaine Small, B/M, 10/12/05

VICTIM: Elijah Small, B/M, 10/19/06

VICTIM: Ja-niyah Grant, B/F, 7/1/10

DETAILS: Tampa Fire Rescue and Tampa Police dispatch received a fire call at 3613 East Diana Street. Officers and firefighters arrived on the scene and the home was engulfed in flames. Firefighters forced entry into the home and pulled the two younger children to safety and they were transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. The mother and her six year old child were able to escape the home. The mother has minor burns and was taken to Tampa General Hospital. The six year old child was unharmed.

The Arson Task Force responded to the scene which is standard procedure in a fire where there are serious injuries. The fire is under investigation.

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