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Medical examiner: 3rd child dies following fire that also killed grandmother in Tampa

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TAMPA, Florida — The medical examiner's office has confirmed that a third child has died following a fire that also killed their grandmother in Tampa.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1O07EE7 ) reports 8-year-old Romello Jackson died Wednesday afternoon at Tampa General Hospital. He had been on life support since the Tuesday morning fire.

Fire officials say 61-year-old Sheryl James, 8-year-old Reshard Ashley and 3-year-old Emjay Jackson died in the fire. The family was trapped in the home by burglar bars without a quick-release option on the windows and door. There was not a working smoke detector in the home.

The fire marshal's office said an overloaded power strip caused the fire.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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