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Fire Kills Toddler, Likely Caused By Electrical Malfunction

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Ariana Rosemarie Robinson Ariana Rosemarie Robinson
A fire that killed a 2-year-old girl is now being likely ruled as an electrical malfunction, according to the Howell Fire Department. The official cause is still under investigation.
 
It sparked early Tuesday morning at the Fairview Mobile Home Estates on the north side of Howell.
 
Officials believe the home did have smoke detectors, but say they do not believe they were working at the time of the fire.
  
2-year-old Ariana Rosemarie Robinson now has a memorial dedicated to her after she passed due to severe burns all over her body. She was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital. Neighbors placed flowers and stuffed animals along with a message of hope on the family's home.
  
Neighbors are doing what they can to help the family have a fresh start. The Red Cross has stepped in to help the family with basic needs and a temporary place to stay. The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency is working on a long-term housing solution.
  
"The car keys were destroyed in the fire, so I'm going to be on my way to the car dealership to get those reordered and get them a set of car keys," said Matt Ikle, with the Red Cross. "Anything we can do, we're going to be there for them."
  
If you want to help the family, donations are being accepted at any PNC bank. The account is under "Ariana Rosemarie Robinson."
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