ST. LOUIS — A young child who was critically injured in an apartment fire south of downtown St. Louis has died.
On Oct. 20, the St. Louis Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of S. 14th Street where a 6-month-old girl and two other young children were trapped in a fire. Six-month-old Damarion Eiland was pronounced dead at the scene and a 5-year-old girl and 4-year-old girl were transported to a hospital in critical condition.
On Oct. 21, the 5-year-old girl who has been identified as Dream Coleman died at a hospital. On Tuesday morning, police said 4-year-old Heaven Coleman has also died.
A spokesperson for the St. Louis Fire Department said the fire was on the third floor of the three-story apartment building. They said the children were home alone at the time of fire.
A 23-year-old woman was taken into custody on Sunday. Her name has not been released.
5 On Your Side reached out to the spokesperson for St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and received the following response,
'Prosecutors are working closely with police on this investigation. We have asked the police to conduct additional interviews with witnesses and gather additional evidence. We are also awaiting the Medical Examiners report. We will keep the public abreast on next steps.'
Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson for the St. Louis Fire Department said the fire has been ruled as accidental. The exact cause has not been released.
The St. Louis Fire Department said it was not clear whether the home had a working smoke detector, but they wanted to remind people how critical the devices are.
“From your fire department, we are begging you,” said St. Louis Fire Department Capt. Garon Mosby. “There is no reason that any home in the city of St. Louis does not have a working smoke alarm. It's free. We come out and install it. It's what we want to do.”
To request a smoke detector, St. Louis City residents can call the STLFD Smoke Detector Hotline at 314-533-3406.
In August, four children were hurt in a fire not too far from where this fire happened. The four children, who were all under the age of 5, survived the fire. The mother and father of the children were both charged in connection with the fire.