A special-needs child is dead, her mother severely burned and more than a dozen people displaced after a Sunday morning apartment fire in Savannah.
The fire started around 6:30 a.m. on the first floor of an apartment building at Kingstown Apartments on Savannah's Eastside.
Mikayla Robbins, 13, and her mother, Tameka Robbins, 38, were inside the apartment where the fire started, and they were severely burned. Ambulances brought both to Memorial Health where Mikayla died. Tameka was transported to the burn center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta for treatment. Savannah Fire firefighters rescued Mikayla from a bedroom inside the ground-floor apartment, and her mother was already outside.