Fire rips through Rockland County house killing 2 - New York News

Funeral for women killed in Rockland house fire

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A fire at 36 Stratford Place in New City, New York killed two people. A fire at 36 Stratford Place in New City, New York killed two people.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Funeral services will be held Tuesday in West Nyack, New York for a mother and her adult daughter killed in a house fire/

Barbara Calise, 79, and Yvonne Calise, 55, died late Wednesday night, said fire officials.

The fire in the New City house broke out at approximately 11:30 p.m. inside 36 Stratford Place.

The flames spread quickly in the one-family house before they were put out about 45 minutes later, said fire officials.

A charred structure is all that remained of the house.

"It was a heavy volume of fire. The fire was so far advanced that they could do only what they could do," said a New City fire official.

About 100 firefighters battled the flames.

Officials say the fire started in their basement laundry room.

The mother worked as a nurse and had an antiques business with her late husband.  The daughter, who used as a wheelchair, volunteered with foster children, reported the Associated Press.

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