Girl killed in fire possibly trying to save dogs


SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old Florida girl died when she ran back into her burning home, possibly to save her two puppies, witnesses told authorities.
Rilee Beisler and her 7-month-old pit bulls died in the afternoon fire that destroyed two homes at a mobile park, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. Witnesses said they saw her go back inside her home. While they tried to help, Rilee never came back out.
A sixth grader, she had moved into the home six months ago with her mother.
“She had a heart of gold,” her aunt, Laura Alden, said “She loves those dogs….Those were her babies.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Deputies believe Rilee died of smoke inhalation.


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