ROMULUS - Tragedy strikes when toddlers are found alone in an apartment.
Inside Lacey Amis' neighbor's apartment, firefighters found a 1-year-old girl who they say likely died due to smoke inhalation and her 3-year-old brother, who was taken in critical condition after an apartment fire in Romulus near the Detroit-Metro airport.
The children's mother is being held by police and criminal charges are pending.
The fire started in an upstairs bedroom and the kids were found in the next bedroom over according to fire officials.
A tragedy like this often takes its toll on the men and women who risk their lives to save others.
Neighbors tell us the mother being held by police arrived back a short time after firefighters got on scene. They tell us this isn’t the first time they have seen the children left in the apartment alone.