POSTED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 8:13am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 5:13pm
HOUSTON (AP) - Officials are working to bring a Houston home day care operator accused in a fire that killed four children back to the U.S.
The search for Jessica Tata comes as public investigators issued details about last week's blaze.
They claim Tata left the kids she was caring for without adult supervision, while a stovetop burner was on, before the fire.
Investigators believe the burner was the source of the fire.
Officials say they believe the 22-year-old has fled to Nigeria, where she is originally from.
Tata is facing a charge of reckless injury to a child involving serious bodily injury. It carries a sentence of two to 10 years in prison.