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Arson charge dropped against teen

Haleigh and Amber died four days after they were rescued from a burning home. Haleigh and Amber died four days after they were rescued from a burning home.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Chatham County District Attorney's Office said Monday that an arson charge has been dropped against a 13-year-old girl in connection with a house fire in which two girls died.

She was in court Monday to hear the charges against her.

The teen is still in custody at the Chatham County Youth Detention Center. She has a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 28 and will remain in custody until then.

She was denied bond last week. She is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of reckless conduct. On July 14, a 13-year-old Haleigh and 6-year-old Amber were rescued from a smoke-filled bedroom from a home on DeRenne Drive. They were taken to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Memorial University Medical Center, but died four days after the blaze.

Investigators say the 13-year-old suspect in the case was also inside the house at the time of the fire, but managed to make it out safely.

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