No Smoke Alarms In Home Where 2 Girls Died

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say there were no smoke alarms in the Pensacola rental home where two young girls died.

The Pensacola News Journal ( ) reports the fire started in the bedroom where 8-year-old Te’Laysia Jackson and 10-year-old Te’Sjohnna Sanford were sleeping early Monday.

Witnesses told firefighters the girls’ stepfather tried to rescue them, but the intense flames kept him from getting inside the bedroom.

The newspaper reported Tuesday that the call came into the Pensacola Fire Department at 1:36 a.m. Monday. The first truck arrived five minutes later to find the home fully engulfed in flames.

Officials say one firefighter injured his shoulder fighting the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, though officials say foul play is not suspected.


Information from: Pensacola News Journal,

Source: Associated Press