The call came in to 911 at 2:13am. Based on evidence found at the scene, this fire is being considered an arson and a homicide.
Five adults escaped, though two of them were seriously burned. They've been transported to a burn center in Augusta. At the scene, investigators found traces of home made gasoline bombs, commonly called Molotov cocktails.
Rescue workers were eventually able to reach the little girl, but she was already dead, probably from smoke inhalation. Neighbors are shocked by this fatal attack.
"You know, we ain't never had this kind of stuff happen around here," said Jeffrey Gloster. "There's been a lot of things going on over the last couple of months, like the killing three or four months ago. It just makes you wonder how can these things happen in this little community here."
"It's just a tragedy you know, because I've known Anthony all my life. He and his mom, we mostly grew up together. I can't think why someone would do something like this here."
Investigators discovered traces of the home made gas bombs at the scene.
"Some gas and probably some flammable substance had been used. I still have to take some evidence to the crime lab," said Paul DiCharia, chief investigator.
The insurance commissioner's office says police are looking for possibly two suspects. "Arson's one charge. The fact that we had a death makes it a homicide," said DiCharia.
All suspicious materials are being sent to the state crime lab for testing. Police say the culprits will face charges of arson and homicide.