Mother, 2 children die in Miami apartment fire

Fire appears to have sparked in kitchen

By Elsa Bolt - Executive Producer

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - Police are investigating a fire in Miami Lakes that claimed the lives of a mother and her two children.

It sparked early Wednesday morning on the third floor of the Country Lane condo along Northwest 170th Street and 67th Avenue.

Neighbors were trying to put the flames out when firefighters arrived. Firefighters had to smash a window to put the flames out.

The victims have been identified as Katrena Williams and and her two children -- Vincent, 3, and Makayla, 12.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvarado Zabeleta told the Herald the victims likely died of smoke inhalation.

The fire is under investigation, but it appears it sparked in the kitchen.

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