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Mother Loses Custody After Child Found Alone In House Fire

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- A judge has ordered a Miami mother to have no contact with her daughter after a fire broke out in their Miami home.

Erica Rosello, 32, has been charged with child neglect with great bodily harm and was placed under house arrest.

Rosello was allegedly outside of her home when a fire broke out Thursday night. Police said she made no attempt to save her 5-year-old daughter, who was inside the home screaming for help.

The girl's grandmother was given custody of the child.

"This could have been prevented," said a teary-eyed Angelica Tabio, Rosello's mother, after a court appearance. "I have asked for help. We have asked for help numerous times when this case had been opened. And I asked that this is something that could've been prevented if my daughter would have been helped."

Rosello's daughter was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. She's expected to be okay.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

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