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Two Perish in Early Morning Fire in Niagara Falls

/ Source: WKBW-TV

The Niagara Falls Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fatal house fire at 716 Monteagle Street in the Cataract City.

The two female victims, a 34 year old woman and a 10 year old child, were found on the second floor during a search of the building after firefighters were initially driven from the structure due to heavy fire conditions which engulfed the second floor. A third female victim escaped the flames prior to fire crews arriving and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The fire, which began about 1:15am, totally destroyed the structure. No cause has been determined at this time.