Sixth person dies of injuries from New Year’s Eve fire in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — After months of hospitalization, a sixth person has died of her injuries from a house fire in Buffalo on New Year’s Eve, according to our Buffalo NBC affiliate.

Lisa Liggans, the grandmother of the five children who died from the fire, died around midnight on Saturday at the Erie County Medical Center. Her sister said she was surrounded by family.

Three children — 10-year-old Aniyah Green, 8-year-old Joelle Liggans, and 7-year-old Jalissa Liggans — died at the scene. Two others — 4-year-old Denise Keith and 2-year-old Nehemiah Robinson — died after days of hospitalization at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

The fire happened on Dartmouth Avenue and also injured a 7-month-old girl who has been released from the hospital. You can read more here.