Two Women Killed in Fort Worth House Fire

June 03--FORT WORTH -- Two women were found dead Tuesday morning in a house fire in east Fort Worth and several other people survived after running out of the residence, fire officials said.

Five people -- three adults and two children -- escaped the burning two-story residence in the 1000 block of Winnie Street.

Authorities did not release the names of the victims, but a relative identified them as Misty Haney, 39, and Mary C. Haney, 71. The women were found on the second story, a fire official said.

A neighbor said that family members who got out tried to extinguish the flames with a water hose before firefighters arrived.

"One of them tried to go back in the door, but he couldn't," said neighbor Genova Ramirez.

Chris Haney said that his sister and mother were the ones who didn't make it out of the house.

"We think the fire started in the living room and then just went up the wall," said Chris Haney as he stood on a street in front of his mother's home. "Other than the house leaking, I don't remember it having any problems."

The fire call came in shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

As firefighters arrived, people were running from the house, battalion chief Richard Harrison said Tuesday.

"They told firefighters about two other people in the house," Harrison said. "Firefighters worked quickly to get inside."

Inside, firefighters found the bodies of an elderly woman and an adult woman, fire officials said.

No other injuries were reported.

Harrison said that the family had three dogs, but relatives had only seen one at the scene.

Fire investigators were on the scene attempting to determine what caused the blaze, Harrison said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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