Third victim dies after fire at Arvada adult foster care home

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ARVADA, Colo. — A third victim has died after an adult foster care home in Arvada caught fire earlier this month, the Arvada Fire District said Wednesday.

Previously, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said the other victims were a 4-year-old girl who is not being named and 39-year-old Tanya Bell. The third victim is an adult, identified Friday as 24-year-old Christina Covington.

The home was a foster care program for developmentally disabled adults, run by Parker Personal Care Homes.

Fire broke out in the early-morning hours on May 14. Rescuers fought smoke and flames, trying to get all seven people who were inside out of the home safely.

One person said when she worked for PPCH, it had monthly fire drills to try to prevent such tragedies.

But the fire spread quickly while people inside the home were asleep.