Girl, 3, dies in Berrien Springs apartment fire

Authorities said a fire rushed through an apartment in Berrien Springs on Tuesday morning, killing a 3-year-old girl and seriously injuring her 47-year-old father.
AP Wire
Nov 16, 2011

Police Chief Milton Agay said the fire broke out about 6:20 a.m. in a building with four apartments and 12 residents. They included 5-month-old Jacob, 3-year-old Rockelle, 25-year-old Jessica and 47-year-old Robert Haas.

Witnesses told WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind., the girl’s parents tried to get her to escape through a window, but she wouldn’t.

Agay said Robert Haas was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital, which declined to release his condition. Agay said Jessica and Jacob Haas were treated at Lakeland St. Joseph Hospital and released.

The chief said the cause of the fire isn’t determined.

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