Schenectady fire that claimed life of 4yo doesn’t appear suspicious, FD says; ‘beautiful little girl’ – Mom

The scene as it appeared Monday - STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE; Alana Lynn Sego - Credit: Anisa Sego

The scene as it appeared Monday - STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE; Alana Lynn Sego - Credit: Anisa Sego

SCHENECTADY – Saturday morning’s house fire that claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl remained under investigation Monday, but the blaze did not appear to be suspicious, Assistant Schenectady Fire Chief Don Mareno said.

City fire and police declined to identify the victim Monday, however, Anisa Sego identified the girl as her daughter Alana Lynn Sego, who turned 4 in December.

“My daughter was a beautiful little girl who had the shortest life ever,” Anisa Sego said in a brief message via Facebook. “She didn’t deserve to die.”

Firefighters were called to the two-family duplex at 1132 Sixth Ave. just after 3 a.m. Saturday. Nine people were inside, officials have said. Six were upstairs, including the 4-year-old and her father. Her father suffered non-life-threatening injuries trying to rescue the girl, officials have said.

Firefighters were able to pull the girl from the structure shortly after arriving on scene, where she received treatment before being sent to Ellis Hospital, where she later died.

Investigators continue to have a working theory of what started the fire, Mareno said, though an exact cause has yet to be determined.

“We have a good working theory,” Mareno said Monday.

Mareno said a timeline for the investigation is unclear, though he expects additional information to be available in the coming days.

The Red Cross has assisted those impacted by the fire.

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