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Deadly fire kills 2 elderly women

Posted at 6:52 PM, Jan 20, 2016

Two elderly women were killed in a house fire on Cleveland's east side overnight.

Members of the family told newsnet5.com that two sisters—ages 85 and 90—died in the fire at a home on East 147th Street. 

Cleveland firefighters at the scene confirmed that the two had died. 

Family members said one of the women lived upstairs and one lived downstairs.

"Good people. Such a tragedy," said Theresa Taylor. Taylor said one of the victims was her foster mother. "The last thing she said to me was I love you and I said I love you too," added Taylor.

A man from the upstairs apartment was treated and released. Another man was transported to a local hospital with injuries. 

The blaze broke out at 3701 East 147th Street around 2:30 Wednesday morning. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The State Fire Marshal's office is now involved in the investigation.