A Mitchell woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with an April 22 fire that left a 6-year-old girl dead.

Ayla Barna, 25, faces three counts of abuse of or cruelty to a minor for allegedly leaving three children alone when the fire began at 515 N. Wisconsin St.

According to an affidavit filed in support of a request for an arrest warrant, Barna is accused of leaving the house in the late evening and early morning hours of April 22 and 23 while children ages 7, 6 and 4 remained inside.

Authorities announced in the days following the incident that the fire had been started by "children at the residence who played with a cigarette lighter." The 7- and 4-year-old were saved from the burning house by two men who ran inside. Amyah Barna, 6, was found dead after the fire was extinguished. The affidavit filed this week stated Amyah died as a result of exposure to smoke and noxious fumes caused by the fire.

Abuse of a minor is classified as exposing a child to danger in a manner that doesn't constitute aggravated assault. Two of the counts filed against Barna are categorized as Class 3 felonies because the children involved were under the age of 7. The third charge, which lists the 7-year-old as the victim, is a Class 4 felony offense.

If convicted on all charges, Barna could face a maximum prison sentence of 40 years and be ordered to pay up to $80,000 in fines. As of Thursday afternoon, Barna was scheduled for an initial court appearance in September.