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Young girl dead, mother on life support after Yorkville fire

A 7-year-old girl has died and her mother continues to fight for her life after a fire late Thursday night in Yorkville. (Photo courtesy WKTV)

A 7-year-old girl has died and her mother continues to fight for her life after a fire late Thursday night in Yorkville.

WKTV reports the fire started after just after 10 p.m. at 59 Campbell Avenue. Fire officials told them the roof of the home caved in while firefighters attempted to battle large flames.

Overnight WKTV learned a girl who was rushed to St. Luke's in Utica had died due to her injuries. She was identified by police Friday as 7-year-old Taylor Mishlanie.

Her mother, 41-year-old Heather Mishlanie, was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. As of Saturday afternoon, she was on life support.

Authorities remained at the scene of the fire overnight and into Friday morning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help with hospital and funeral costs.

Whitesboro Central School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Bellair issued the following statement Friday:

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you about the passing of a 7-year-old Marcy Elementary student from a house fire on Thursday night, January 18, on Campbell Avenue in Yorkville. Our entire school community is shocked and saddened by this tragic news.

Please know that our crisis team has been mobilized, and that counseling is available for any student or staff member. Arrangements for counseling can be made by calling the main office at Marcy Elementary School at (315) 266-3420. If your child needs assistance over the weekend, please contact Marcy Elementary School Principal, Kim Newton, at (315) 570-7261.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, students and staff impacted by this tragedy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Brian K. Bellair

Superintendent of Schools


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