Grandmother indicted in deadly fire


The grandmother of two children killed in a house fire last year is facing criminal charges.

The McLennan County Grand Jury indicted Andrea Aleman on two counts of Injury to a Child.

FOX44 News brought you the story of the deadly house fire last November. Fire units were called to 1218 Webster Avenue at 1:31 a.m. November 2nd.

Aleman was able to get out of the house along with her eleven-year-old daughter. Her 2- and 4-year-old grandchildren were left inside the burning home.

Deputy Chief Bobby Bergerson with the Waco Fire Department says it took a while to find the children trapped inside the house. 

“Given the zero visibility conditions, heavy smoke and the heat of course they [firefighters] were trying to fight fire, as well. So they were up against some pretty bad odds,” Bergerson says.

Bergerson says the house had two non-working smoke alarms, and is reminding the community to frequently check those alarms. 

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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