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1 girl dead in Ruskin mobile home fire

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It is the simple way Alejandra Carmona  smiled.

"Every time I got to her house and we were there she would come running to me and give me a big hug," said family friend Perla Garica.

And how she showed her love.

"She would give me the sweetest hugs," said her Aunt Ramona Valdez.

That many now miss.

"She would be really nice to everybody and every time someone would come in she would say hi and thank you," said Valdez.

Alejandra's family grieves for their little girl. They say she was killed Friday night around 11:30 after a fire started in their Ruskin mobile home at Wolfs Mobile Home Park on 18th street.

"She was so kind and so sweet," said Valdez.

Her family said Alejandra's dad, Monico Carmona, his girlfriend and four kids were inside when the fire broke out.

"All we know is when the crews arrived with the firefighting efforts they discovered the families were outside except for the one," said Child Shields with Hillsborough County fire rescue.

Firefighters found Alejandra in the back of the mobile home.

Her dad was flown to Tampa general hospital and the others taken to nearby hospitals.

The injuries to the other children are not considered life-threatening injuries.

"I am really lost. I am really hurting," said Mark Sanchez.

Their cousin, Mark Sanchez  came after hearing the news.

"We are in mourning right now hopefully he will make it through," he said.  

Friends and family are remembering Alejandra and now praying for her dad.

"I know he lost one, but I know that the angles are taking care of him," said Sanchez.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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