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California Mom Arrested In Connection To House Fire That Left Her 2 Kids And Grandmother Dead

Two of Devinn Elysse Fisher's children died in the fire; her grandmother died in the hospital from her wounds days after a fatal house fire in January.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
Mom Arrested For House Fire That Killed 2 Kids, Grandma

A California woman was arrested last week and is now facing multiple charges after her two young children and her grandmother died in a house fire earlier this year.

Devinn Elysse Fisher, 29, was arrested on Thursday in connection to the fatal fire at her home in the unincorporated area of Lakeland Village on January 25, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a press release. Fisher faces numerous charges, including involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment, and causing a fire leading to great bodily injury, online jail records show. Her bail has been set at $2 million.

Fire crews responded to Fisher’s home at around 3 p.m. on the afternoon of January 25 and were met with a blazing fire that seemed to originate in the garage, KTLA reports. Fisher was able to escape along with her 90-year-old grandmother, who was in a wheelchair, one of her 16-month-old twins, and three other adults; Fisher’s baby and toddler — 16-month-old Arya Alcarez and 2-year-old Julian Alcarez — were behind a baby gate with three dogs. All died in the fire, according to the outlet.

Outside the home, firefighters found a cut power line in the yard in front of the house, which a neighbor said was “sparking because of the wind,” KTLA reports. Fisher reported that she opened the door to the garage that day and saw a fire explode; she was able to get out with one of her children and her grandmother but was not able to get back inside to save the others, her family told the outlet. A neighbor was able to rescue a second child.

Fisher’s grandmother sustained severe burns to much of her body and had to be placed in a coma, according to KTLA. She died from her wounds two days after the fire, according to a release from the coroner’s office.

Authorities have not said what led to the decision to arrest Fisher, only that the investigation is ongoing, the Desert Sun reports.

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