Mom, 2 kids die in Miami-Dade County fire

MIAMI (AP) -- A mother and her two children are dead following an early-morning fire at their Miami-Dade County apartment.

The fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the Country Lane condos

The Miami Herald reports the fire apparently started in the kitchen of the third-floor unit. The woman and children, ages 2 and 12, were found in the bedroom.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvarado Zabeleta told the Herald the victims likely died of smoke inhalation.

Neighbors were trying to put the flames out when firefighters arrived.

Fire officials say the fire is being investigated by Miami-Dade police.


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