- Associated Press - Monday, March 22, 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 5-year-old girl who was rescued from an apartment fire in North Las Vegas is now on life support.

Karissa Armstrong, the mother of Maleyah Robinson, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday that her daughter moves when she says her name. The family is hoping she will soon wake up.

North Las Vegas Fire Department firefighters responded Saturday morning to a blaze at a two-story condo belonging to Armstrong‘s mother.

The grandmother and her boyfriend were watching the girl, her 4-year-old brother and 8-year-old sister when they smelled something burning.

Everyone made it out except for Maleyah, who was stuck in the back of the home. Crews pulled her out and revived her.



She was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Armstrong says her other two children were treated for smoke inhalation and released Sunday. Her mother suffered second-degree burns but was expected to be released.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire.

Armstrong says her mother’s home sustained an estimated $150,000 in damages.

The family has started a GoFundMe page to help pay medical expenses.

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