- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A 26-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of using an accelerant to start a house fire that killed a 2-year-old girl and seriously injured a 10-year-old boy.

Michael Morgan was charged Wednesday with arson in the fatal fire Oct. 20 at his estranged wife’s home in Milwaukee. He faces up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

Six children and their grandmother were home at the time of the fire. The grandmother was able to guide four of the children, ranging in age from 1 to 11, to safety.

Firefighters found 2-year-old Taenajah Morgan and Michael Morgan’s 10-year-old stepson inside the home.

The girl died the following day at a hospital. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

It wasn’t immediately known if Morgan has an attorney.

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