VAN BUREN TWP. (WWJ) – A little girl severely burned in a house fire last weekend will be undergoing more surgery this weekend.
Van Buren Township fire investigators say Amariyana Wells was burned over half of her body before she was pulled out of the fire on Denton Road by a firefighter. The two-year old girl remains in the intensive care unit at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor with third-degree burns to her back, legs and arms.
Amariyana’s 14-year-old uncle Savion Robinson died in the fire, but is being hailed a hero for saving Amariyana from certain fate.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family pay for medical bills. [Click here to donate] As of Saturday afternoon, more than $1,400 had been raised.
The fire started at about 4 a.m. Sunday at the family’s home in Van Buren Township.
The girl’s grandmother, Cherie Wells, said firefighters found Amariyana at the top of the stairs and Savion in the basement. The stairs had collapsed and relatives believe Savion pushed Amariyana to safety just in time.
Six people, including Amariyana, were taken to a hospital. Amariyana and one of Savion’s sisters remain in the hospital.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.