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6-year-old dies after vehicle fire in Fridley Walmart parking lot

Updated: August 07, 2019 10:18 PM

One of the two girls critically injured in a vehicle fire at a Fridley Walmart parking lot Tuesday morning has died.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office confirmed the 6-year-old girl died from her injuries. A GoFundMe identified the 6-year-old as Ty'rah White.

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The 9-year-old remains hospitalized, but her condition Wednesday is unknown. A family friend identified the 9-year-old as Taraji White

Roberto Lino Hipolito, 70, who drove a van that was parked next to the one the girls were in, was arrested and booked into the Anoka County Jail on probable cause negligent fires.

RELATED: 2 girls in critical condition after being rescued from vehicle fire at Fridley Walmart; suspect arrested

The cause of the fire is said to have been caused by a hot stove in the rear of the vehicle. 

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A GoFundMe has been created by family.

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