Mother and two children killed in Birmingham apartment fire - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Mother and two children killed in Birmingham apartment fire

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Birmingham fire officials are continuing their investigation after an early morning blaze at a Birmingham apartment complex claimed the life of three people on Sunday morning.

Birmingham fire fighters were called at about 5:30 a.m. to Beacon View Apartments. When they arrived, they found several apartments on fire.

It took firefighters at least an hour to contain the blaze. Witnesses told FOX6 News people were tossing children from balconies in an attempt to save them.

Firefighters were seen frantically searching for victims of the fire. Unfortunately, a 25-year-old woman and her two children, ages 3 and 8, perished in the blaze.

Tenants of the apartment whose units were damaged or destroyed are staying at a motel provided by Beaconview's management. The Red Cross is also assisting.

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