Mother and daughter dead in early morning fire

ENSLEY, AL (WBRC) -A mother and daughter have died in an early morning house fire on Thursday. It happened at a home in the 3100 block of Avenue S in Ensley just after midnight.

Authorities say 96-year old Mae Leonard and her 60-year-old daughter Cynthia Honeycutt were both killed.

The fire department got a call around 12:30 a.m. Eight different fire units responded.

Neighbors say they were trying to knock on the doors and windows to wake the inhabitants, but the fire was too hot to go inside the home.

The first victim was found on primary search and the second victim found when firefighters went back through the rubble.
These are the first two fire fatalities for Birmingham this year.