A 32-year-old mother named Erica Rosello was cooking when a grease fire started. She attempted to put the fire out by throwing water on it which only caused it to spread. What happened next is not something you would expect from a caring mother.
Instead of making sure that her 6-year-old daughter was safe, Rosello ran from the apartment, leaving her screaming 6-year old behind. She then flagged down a car and asked for a ride to her friend’s house. Once she reached her friend’s house she called her mom, Angelica Tabio, and said that her daughter was dead.
Tabio assured her that her daughter was not dead, but in stable condition at the hospital. Firefighters were able to rescue the girl from the smoldering flames and saved her life.
Ironically, Rosello’s boyfriend is a firefighter.
Rosello was arrested and charged with child neglect. She has since posted bail and is on house arrest. Her 6-year old is in the custody of her maternal grandmother and Rosello is not allowed to contact her.
There are many times that a fire is so intense that a parent or caregiver is not physically able to get all occupants out to safety. However, there’s no way this grease fire consumed this entire apartment in just a few moments it would take for Erica to locate her daughter and lead her to safety.
With her boyfriend being a firefighter, why didn’t she know that you are never supposed to use water to put out a grease fire?
Salt works wonders for grease fires.
Even if she didn’t know about the salt remedy, did she try covering the fire with lid and turning the stove off? These are all questions I’m sure she’s going to have to answer in court.
This story had a happy ending because this child survived thanks to the courageous firemen who risked their own lives to save hers. Hopefully, being abandoned by her mother during her most dire time of need doesn’t scar her for life.
What do you think of this moms actions? Should she be charged with neglect or is it possible the fire was too much for her to handle?
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