2 Kids, Grandmother Die in North Philadelphia House Fire | NBC 10 Philadelphia

2 Kids, Grandmother Die in North Philadelphia House Fire

"I heard somebody say, 'Please help me! My kids are in there!'"

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    After two children and a grandmother were killed in a fire in Philadelphia, the family is still waiting for answers. NBC10's George Spencer spoke with the family.

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    Loved ones are mourning two children and their grandmother after they died in a North Philadelphia house fire Sunday morning.

    The fire started around 4:40 a.m. at a home on North Sixth Street and Montgomery Avenue. Prudence Figueroa, 9, her brother Dean Figueroa, 7, and their grandmother Monique Guillory were inside the home at the time. The kids' parents jumped from the back window of the house, a three-story, double-wide house. Prudence, Dean and Guillory didn't make it out however.

    (L to R), Dean Figueroa, Prudence Figueroa
    Photo credit: Facebook.com

    "I was sleeping and I heard the screaming," Luis Andino, who lives near the home, told NBC10. "I came out to see if I could help but it was too late. I heard somebody say, 'Please help me! My kids are in there!'"

    Firefighters on scene pulled one of the children out. The other child as well as Guillory were later found inside the home after the flames were brought under control. All three victims died from their injuries.

    "Cheerful kids," Monique Guillory's father, Paul Guillory, told NBC10. "We used to play in the yard all the time."

    Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire. The parents of Prudence and Dean remain hospitalized.

    It is the second Sunday in a row that three people died in a house fire in Philadelphia.