Mother stabbed to death, infant dies after apartment with children inside set on fire, police say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Firefighters said a woman was killed, an infant has died and two other children were rescued after an overnight apartment fire in Daytona Beach.


Crews responded to the fire around 12 a.m. Tuesday at 1200 Beville Road.

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Firefighters said they saw heavy smoke when they arrived and made their way into the apartment.

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Inside the apartment, they found three children, including an infant.

The infant was found in cardiac arrest, firefighters said.

Daytona Beach police said a woman, who is the children’s mother, was found stabbed to death inside of the home.

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Officials said the fire had two points of origin and appeared to be intentionally set.

The State Fire Marshall has been called to investigate.

Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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