VALLEJO, Calif. - Twin 14-year-old sisters from Vallejo and their mother died in an early-morning house fire that police are investigating as suspicious.
Friends say Trinh and Tram Tran and their mother, whose name was not available, died following a blaze in their Georgia Street home about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Friend Daniel Alencastro told KTVU that both twins were really unique. "One had a peppy, soft voice," he said. "And one was really loving and caring. They would always give you a hug." He said they also loved wresting and band class and they were about to start the 10th grade at Jesse Bethel High School in Vallejo.
"Unfortunately and tragically two of the juveniles succumbed to injuries at the scene and the adult female was transported to UC medical center where she succumbed to their injures," Vallejo Police Lt. Jason Potts said.
The twin's 11-year-old sister broke a window, got out of the home and flagged down a passing patrol officer. Authorities said she is expected to make a full recovery and is now staying with family members.
A young friend of the family, Sarah Dilag, told KTVU that "there was some problems with their family." Sarah got a text while she was asleep at 2 a.m. It was from one of the twins and it read, "Sarah, are you awake? I'm really scared."
"It's really sad to hear those were her last words to me," Sarah told KTVU.
Neighbors said they heard arguments within the home. It's unclear where the father is. Some friends said he was heading back to Vietnam.
Anyone with information about a possible cause to call Vallejo Police Detective Yates or Detective Poyser at (707) 648-4080.