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5-year-old New Albany fire survivor remains on ventilator, grandmother says

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 5-year-old girl who survived a New Albany, Ind. fire that killed her siblings remains in an Indianapolis hospital.

Dawn Clark says her granddaughter, Taty'Ana Hughes, is doing well after her latest surgery, but remains on a ventilator because of her asthma and slight pneumonia.

Clark says the surviving victim is finished with skin grafts. She had serious burns on over 20 percent of her body, and partially lost two toes.

Hughes is also being treated for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterial infection that can affect hospital patients with open wounds or weakened immune systems.

The 5-year-old survived the fire that killed her four-year-old brother and two sisters, ages two and six, on Saturday, Jan. 4.

18-year-old Cody Cashion was charged with three counts of murder and one count of arson after police say he fired a flare gun into the home over a property dispute.

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