PAHOKEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Twin 14-year-old girls died after being pulled out of a mobile home that caught fire Friday morning, fire officials said.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Arctic Air Moving In For Weekend Freeze
The fire started as sisters Cassandra and Catherine Colon and their mother slept around 1 a.m. Friday morning. Authorities believe it was sparked by an extension cord. The house was quickly engulfed. Sheriff’s deputies ripped out windows and eventually found the girls inside.READ MORE: Cold Weather Coming, Protect The Four P's: People, Pets, Plants, Property
They were pronounced dead at the hospital. The girls’ mother was able to escape. She was hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery.
The fire chief said the home had a smoke detector, but there were no batteries installed.MORE NEWS: Severe Winter Weather In Northeast Expected To Disrupt Flights At South Florida Airports
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