June 1, 2023


ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) –

A 4-year-old girl was rescued by St. Paul firefighters and taken to the hospital with serious injuries Sunday evening, but she later died at the hospital. Ntshialiag Yang had just celebrated her 4th birthday on Jan. 31.

The fire broke out at 595 Jessamine Avenue E., just east of Interstate 35E off of Maryland Avenue, before 9 p.m. Sunday. Three family members were treated on-scene for various levels of smoke inhalation.

St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said the girl suffered serious smoke inhalation. The child’s grandfather saved 6 others from the fire including 4 children and 2 adults, but couldn’t get back inside. All surviving family members were released from the hospital Monday afternoon.

This is the first fire-related death of 2015 in St. Paul.

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