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Mother, daughter killed after kitchen goes up in flames Saturday morning

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, April 13 2019 Apr 13, 2019 April 13, 2019 9:29 AM April 13, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BAKER - A mother and her daughter were killed when their apartment kitchen went up in flames around 6:30 Saturday morning. 

The fire was reported at a location in the 5000 block of Baker Blvd. just east of Mchugh Road.

After the fire was extinguished firefighters found a 34-year-old woman deceased in the apartment's dining room, while her 8-year-old daughter was found deceased in the living room. 

Authorities identify the victims to be Dominique Holden and her daughter Iyonna Holden both died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Brownsfield Fire Department, the husband of the victim came home after a late night work shift and called 911 when he noticed the fire.

The State Fire Marshal's Office confirmed the fire investigation and said the fire was confined to the single unit where the blaze erupted. There were no smoke alarms located in the apartment. 

The cause of the fire as been ruled as accidental. 


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