BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The grandmother of the five children who were killed in the New Year’s Eve fire on Dartmouth Avenue has died.
The family’s pastor confirmed to News 4 that Lisa Liggins lost her life. She had carried a 7-month-old child out of the building and was severely burned. Liggins and her husband were the primary guardians of the children.
These were the five children who died as a result of the fire. They were laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery:
-Aniyah Green, 10
-Joelle Liggans, 8
-Jalissa Liggans, 7
-Denise Keith, 4
-Nehemiah Robinson, 2
According to Buffalo fire officials, the children were in cardiac arrest when firefighters got to the scene.
The fire, which was ruled as accidental, caused an estimated $150,000 in damage after starting in the dining room on the first floor.
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