Apartment Fire Kills 2-Year-Old Daughter of Exotic Dancer Left Home Alone

leila-aquino-600 Police have arrested the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died in a raging fire that consumed parts of her apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday morning. A New York City Police Department spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that Leila Aquino, 20, has been charged with reckless endangerment and child endangerment. Sources close to the investigation allege Aquino went to work on Tuesday morning, leaving her daughter – 2-year-old Kaleenah Muldrow – home alone. According to PEOPLE's sources claim that Aquino is an exotic dancer, employed by a New York City gentleman's club. Firefighters were called to the scene of Tuesday's fire at around 7:30 a.m., and found Kaleenah after extinguishing the fire. Police sources say the girl's remains were discovered under a scorched bed, where investigators believe the child tried to hide from the rising flames. Police claim Aquino returned to the gutted building at around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday's fatal fire is being investigated as a possible arson. Aquino is being held without bail and it was unclear Wednesday if she has retained legal counsel.

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