28-year-old woman charged in connection to Eastpointe fire that killed 3 children

A 28-year-old woman has been charged in connection to a tragic fire in Eastpointe that claimed the life of three children all under the age of 10.

Amber Renee Swain, 28, was charged with three counts of child abuse connected to the deaths three young children in March.

Brendon Mahone Swain, 9 and Zyher Cameron Swain, 8, and Madison Swain, 4, were alone inside a home on Juliana Street on March 8th when it caught fire. Eastpointe police said the children were found in an upstairs bedroom. Brendon and Zyher were brothers and Madison was their cousin.

Amber Swain is being charged with three counts of second-degree child abuse. She's due back in court on November 20. 

The Eastpointe Police Department said in March that the home did not have working smoke detectors.