Mother of three children catches fire, burns down her home in California and kills her twin daughters

A fire in a house killed the twins Trinh and Tram Tran, 14 years old (in the picture on the left and on the right)

A mother and her two twin daughters were murdered in their home in California after the woman set herself on fire in a tragic suicide murder.

Authorities believe Mau Dao, 47, set himself on fire last weekend, killing the Trinh twins and Tram Tran, 14, and injuring his 11-year-old daughter who survived the fire.

Authorities say the 11-year-old boy was outside the house in flames around 2.45am on Sunday and called a police officer who was patrolling the area.

Vallejo Police Capt. Lee Horton said Thursday that the 11-year-old is with his father and now widow Tuan Tran and hopes to recover.

A fire in a house killed the twins Trinh and Tram Tran, 14 years old (in the picture on the left and on the right)

A fire in a house killed the twins Trinh and Tram Tran, 14 years old (in the picture on the left and on the right)

Mau Dao, 47, (center) set himself on fire early Sunday morning at his home in California killing the twins and injuring his 11-year-old daughter (right)

Mau Dao, 47, (center) set himself on fire early Sunday morning at his home in California killing the twins and injuring his 11-year-old daughter (right)

Mau Dao, 47, (center) set himself on fire early Sunday morning at his home in California killing the twins and injuring his 11-year-old daughter (right)

Authorities said the 11-year-old girl told the officer at the scene that three others were inside the house, but the flames consumed too much to enter.

Once the firemen arrived, the woman and the twins were taken out but one of the teenagers died on the scene.

The other twin died in a hospital together with his mother.

Trinh and Tram were members of the wrestling team and the band at Jesse Bethel High School.

"Trinh was soft-spoken but strong, silent, Tram was the bubbly and stimulating guy," fight coach Jason Guiducci told KPIX 5.

"But you knew that they loved everyone here and that everyone loved them in return, there was no way you could not love those children," Guiducci added.

Earlier this week, police said they were investigating the fire as a homicide.

However, on Thursday they said that the physical and electronic evidence along with the statements of the victims indicated that the mother of three set herself on fire inside the house.

A close friend told KPIX 5 that she received a text message from one of the twins less than an hour before the fire.

& Sarah: Are you awake? I'm really scared, "the text said.

Authorities say the 11-year-old boy was out of the house engulfed in flames around 2:45 am on Sunday and pointed to a Vallejo police officer who was patrolling the area.

Authorities say the 11-year-old boy was out of the house engulfed in flames around 2:45 am on Sunday and pointed to a Vallejo police officer who was patrolling the area.

Authorities say the 11-year-old boy was out of the house engulfed in flames around 2:45 am on Sunday and pointed to a Vallejo police officer who was patrolling the area.

The 11-year-old boy is with his father and now widow Tuan Tran (pictured with his deceased wife)

The 11-year-old boy is with his father and now widow Tuan Tran (pictured with his deceased wife)

The 11-year-old boy is with his father and now widow Tuan Tran (pictured with his deceased wife)

The relatives have established a GoFundMe to help pay for the three funerals and get the surviving family members to stand up.

According to the fundraising page, the dog of the Milo family survived the fire and was recently found.

"It's horrible how they died." This is not what they deserved, "said Angelo Gálvez, a friend of the twins.

& # 39; This was a tragic event for all involved. Incidents of this nature are extremely difficult for the family, but also for the community and its first responders, "reads a press release.

Anyone with additional information should contact Detective Yates and Detective Poyser of the Detectives Division of the Vallejo Police Department at 707-648-4080.

According to the fundraising page, the dog of the Milo family survived the fire and was recently found

According to the fundraising page, the dog of the Milo family survived the fire and was recently found

According to the fundraising page, the dog of the Milo family survived the fire and was recently found

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