LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Minn. (WCCO) — Investigators are nonetheless trying into a fireplace that took the lives of two little ladies.
On Thursday morning, two days earlier than Christmas, a home was charred and blackened in Liberty Township, 15 miles from Bemidji. Two little ladies had been trapped inside.
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“They had been very shut, they’re inseparable,” mentioned Kayla Stellick, their aunt. “AceLynn was extra outgoing than RaeLynn, she was, you understand, the shy one.”
Six-year-old AceLynn and 5-year-old RaeLynn had been spending the night time at their grandmother’s home when a fireplace broke out. The household doesn’t know the way it began.
“The ladies had been with their grandma whereas Amber (their mom) was ending up her Christmas wrapping getting all the pieces prepared for them,” mentioned Megan Mckenna, their aunt.
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Workplace says by the point crews obtained to the home hearth, the second flooring was already totally engulfed in flames.
A neighbor known as the woman’s mom, Amber.
“She was escorted onto the scene,” mentioned McKenna. “I waited for her and felt like perpetually. I noticed her strolling down the highway, crying, and we didn’t actually say a lot. We simply hugged one another.”
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The ladies had been unaccounted for for a number of hours till crews discovered them. The household says the women’ grandmother, who was taken to the hospital, blames herself.
“She did all the pieces she may to attempt to get them out – she simply wasn’t in a position to,” mentioned Stellick.
The aunts of the 2 ladies inform us the women liked gymnastics.
”AceLynn loves faculty,she simply began kindergarten this yr,” mentioned Stellick.
They had been the infants of the household. Abandoning three older brothers and so many different family members which might be lacking them this Christmas.
“They had been each actually candy ladies. They had been very, very liked by everybody,” mentioned Stellick.
The reason for the hearth is beneath investigation.
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