Police identify 3 children killed in fire - WNEM TV 5

Police identify 3 children killed in fire

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A third child has died and two adults were arrested in a Flint house fire. 

Firefighters arrived at 643 Vermilya Avenue just after 6 a.m. on Friday, June 10 to find the home engulfed in flames. 

Flint Police have now identified the victims as 13-year-old Onyah Starkey and 4-year-old Kaydon Hull who died on Friday. Police say the two were siblings that lived in the home.

Michigan State Police initially told TV5 the third victim was an adult female in critical condition. Flint Police said, however, the third victim was a child, now identified as 13-year-old Brianna Beaushaw, who passed away on June 12. Investigators say she was a friend of Starkey's who was spending the night.

According to a man who identifies himself as the children's uncle, a woman taken into custody is the children's mother. 

It's still unclear what started the fire, although investigators are calling it "unusual."

"She knocked on my door at 6 this morning. I was asleep," said Mel Campbell, neighbor.

Campbell said she woke up to her neighbor knocking on her door. She didn't answer it because she didn't want to wake her children, but she saw the woman standing there.

"I just heard her leave. I don't know anything else," Campbell said.

Another neighbor called 911 about 6 a.m. when she saw smoke coming from the house across the street.

A male and female are in custody, police said. Charges are pending.

The fire is still under investigation. If you have any information on this incident call Flint Police at 810-237-6938.

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