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"I heard Bianca screaming," said Linda Stephens, who lives in a home across Hoover street. "I hollered 'Bianca' and she said, 'Linda! Linda!' and i couldn't get to her."
Stephens says Bianca lived in the home with her grandmother, grandfather and a little boy. She says while neither was seriously hurt no one was able to get back inside the home. By the time firefighters arrived it, was too late for Bianca.
"They put a green tarp across there and made us all go into the house so they could bring out the baby," Stephens said.
Investigators say the fire was electrical in nature but aren't sure how or where it started.
Merli Perez is a good friend of the family who says Bianca often played with her own kids.
Perez says Bianca’s grandmother told her she had gone to visit a neighbor for a few minutes, and when she returned the house was already burning, and that Bianca had been left inside, alone
"For me it's very hard to know that we couldn't do anything to save the girl," Perez said.
"It's just a sad thing for that little girl to burn up like that," Stephens said.
No other houses were affected by this fire.
Shelbyville fire officials say the fire marshal is expected to take over the investigation.
Sunday, March 3 2013, 09:30 PM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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