Mother, two girls die in fast moving Brooklyn fire
A mother and her two daughters were killed early Friday when a fast-moving fire tore through their Brooklyn apartment, police and FDNY officials said.
The fire broke out inside the third-floor apartment of a Gates Ave. building near Throop Ave. in Bedford Stuyvesant just after 5 a.m.
Firefighters responding to the blaze found a 40-year-old woman and her two daughters, ages 8 and 10, inside.
EMS rushed the three to Woodhull Hospital, but none of them could be saved, police said. The names of the victims were not immediately disclosed as cops track down family members.
The fire was put out within an hour and did not progress past the victim’s apartment, officials said.
Fire Marshals were trying to determine the cause of the fire Friday.