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UPDATE: Two people injured after fire in Grinnell


A Grinnell woman and her infant child injured in a mobile home fire over the weekend continue to fight for their lives.

Courtney Heckman helped two children escape the fire at their Grinnell mobile home early Saturday morning but when she went back in to save her 7-month-old Alyanna, she became trapped inside.

Both were taken to an Iowa City hospital.

Family members say 7-month-old Alyanna is still on life support, but after a series of tests Sunday afternoon, doctors say she is now brain dead.

Her mother is out of her medically induced coma, but became so frantic about the condition of her baby when she woke up, doctors are keeping her sedated.

Family members say they will wait to take Alyanna off life support until Heckman has a chance to say goodbye.

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