Sacto 9-1-1
February 13, 2009
Parents sue over fire death of child in foster home

From Andy Furillo:

The biological parents of a 4-year-old girl killed in a house fire apparently set by a Molotov cocktail last year have filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court against the county's Child Protective Services agency.

Curtis Crenshaw and Anisha Hill's lawsuit charges CPS with failing to properly monitor the foster care residence of their daughter, Amariana Crenshaw.

The girl died on Jan. 11, 2008, in the fire in the 3400 block of Sweat Pea Way in North Natomas.

CPS officials were not immediately available to respond to the suit that was filed Wednesday.

The suit also names as a defendant the foster parent, Tracy Dossman, who also could not be reached early this afternoon.

No arrests have been made in the girl's death, Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said today.

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