Fire Officials: Woman Dies After Raytown Apartment Fire
A woman has died of her injuries from an early morning fire in a Kansas City apartment that killed her 4-year-old grandson.
The Raytown Fire Department said Tuesday that 59-year-old Cherri Roberts died Monday night.
Fire crews were called to the apartment around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, and rescued Roberts and her 18-month-old grandson. Her 4-year-old grandson, Jeremiah, died in the fire.
Raytown Deputy Fire Chief Mike Hunley said that the 18-month-old remains in the hospital in critical condition.
According to Hunley, at one point during the fire, some firefighters became trapped by the flames and needed to be rescued. They were not injured.
The National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the cause of the fire.