Reports indicate that Kimberly Williams was left with her 14-year-old brother yesterday morning by their grandmother Dian Pantin.
The grandmother left the house shortly after 6 o’ clock to drop clothes and food for the children’s mother, Annette Pantin, who is warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.
Police reports said at about 7.15am residents of the area observed smoke coming from the building.
The Fire Services were contacted, while neighbors formed a bucket brigade in an attempt to put out the flames.
Appliances from the Arima and Tunapuna Fire Stations responded and the fire was quickly contained.
It was soon realized that Kimberly was nowhere to be found.
The firemen conducted a search and found the child’s charred remains in a room.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.