Family Devastated Over Deaths Of Children In House Fire
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- The family of two children who died after a house fire early Sunday in Aurora are struggling with the loss.
Timothy and Alivia Ramirez died just a couple of days apart after firefighters rescued them from a burning home.
The children’s father’s family has visited the growing memorial that’s taken shape outside the home where they lived with their mother, Danielle Brockman. Police said the children, Timothy, 3 and Alivia, 2, were home alone when the fire started.
Brockman, 23, was arrested Wednesday night on two counts of child abuse resulting in death, a felony.
Alivia died at about 1 a.m. Tuesday after succumbing to her injuries. Timothy died soon after being rushed to the hospital after Sunday’s fire.
“He’s still in shock right now,” said the children’s uncle John Gauna.
Gauna said they have little answers about what happened inside the home. Investigators said they are still working on piecing together those events leading up to the fire.
Firefighters rushed to 12685 E. 13 Ave. on a report of a house fire at about 5 a.m. Sunday.
When firefighters got to the scene of the blaze they said a woman was outside crying hysterically that her children were inside and she couldn’t get to them.
In the days before she was arrested, police had been tracking Brockman.
“Our investigators were very concerned that she would flee the state and for that reason we contacted our fugitive team,” said Aurora Police Detective Bob Friel.
Officers caught up to her driving along Interstate 25 and Highway 7.
Police said they know where Brockman was at the time of the fire and they believe they know where she was going when they arrested her. Those details have not been released.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.