Neighbor Nicole Williams, 46, said the sister’s mother and her eldest daughter, who sleep downstairs, were forced out of the house while the three sisters were trapped on the second floor. One of the three upstairs sisters made it out — but then tried going back for them.
When firefighters from nearby Engine Company 155 pulled up, the fire was spreading rapidly to the second floor.
“The third daughter came out and went back in looking for her other sisters,” Williams said. “When the firemen came they managed to break the other two out. They were all breathing.”