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Mother and child killed in Fort Worth fire

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A mother and child were killed in an early morning house fire in Fort Worth.

The woman and her 6-year-old twin daughters were staying with a couple at the home in the 2600 block of Market Avenue, about a mile west of the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Tim Hardeman said when firefighters arrived at about 2 a.m., the small house was fully engulfed in flames.

"They knew at that time that anyone in the house, it was not consistent with life," he said.  "It's always tough to deal with loss of life, particularly a child."

The little girl and her mother were found dead near a door in the front room of the home.

The surviving daughter and the couple who lived at the home were able to escape with some non-life threatening injuries.

The fire also damaged three vehicles and the house next door, where five people managed to escape. One of the survivors from the second home that caught fire, Amalia Ramirez, says she saw a man trying to save the mom and daughter killed.

"He was screaming to my dad, ‘I can't get them out! I can't get them out!'" said Ramirez. "The house was already basically on fire. The front entrance... was gone."

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. They suspect it had no working smoke detectors.

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