GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother and her boyfriend accused of child abuse in the death of the woman’s young daughter in a trailer fire appeared in court on Tuesday.

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

Kristen Braig and Dustin Blanchard are accused of leaving Braig’s 3-year-old daughter home alone while they smoked pot and drank with neighbors. Candles were burning in the trailer home and a light was covered with a cloth. One of those factors started the deadly blaze last month.

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

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Braig and Blanchard will be back in court next month for disposition hearings. That could mean they are working on plea deals.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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