A woman and her two daughters were dead after fire consumed her house in the south central province of Khanh Hoa early Monday.
At around 1:30 a.m. residents living around Sy Hy Nhan Street in Nha Trang City heard the scream for help from the house of Nguyen Thi Phuong Mai, 44, and rushed to the house.
They saw fire covering the house and tried to break the iron door of the house to get in.
However, they could not break the door, thus they called firefighting police to help.
Forty-five minutes later, police on three firefighting trucks showed up. The police managed to enter the house and put out the fire.
Mai and her daughters 16-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Phuong Anh and 7-year-old Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anhh were dead at the time police found them.
Neighbors said Mai's husband was not home at the time of the accident.
Some renters who lived in three apartments behind Mai's house allegedly managed to escape when the fire started.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire.