Burning incense caused NY fire that killed 2 toddler sisters

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 4:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators say burning incense caused a New York City fire that killed two toddler sisters.

The Fire Department of New York also said Thursday that there were no working smoke detectors in the third-floor apartment at a public housing project in the Bronx where the girls lived.

The fire Wednesday evening claimed the lives of 18-month-old Amanda Jabie and her 2-year-old sister, Jannubi.

About 10 other people, including several firefighters, were treated for minor injuries.

It wasn't immediately clear whether any charges would be filed.

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This story has been corrected to show the 2-year-old's name is Jannubi, not Januvia, and the girls' last name is Jabie, not Jabir.