Two persons have died in a North Tonawanda house fire.
The fire was discovered around 9:30 last night in a house on Third Avenue, near Wheatfield & Oliver Streets.
Fire fighters said it appears the victims were trying to get out of the burning house through front and rear entrances when the fire and smoke became too much for them.
The victims have been identified as a mother and daughter. 89 year old Dorothy Burns, and her daughter, 62 year old Kathy Watson died of smoke inhalation..
What caused the fire is under investigation. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion or loud bang just before the fire was discovered