Brooklyn apartment fire kills mother and 2 young daughters

A fire in Brooklyn left a mother and her two young daughters dead early Friday morning.

The fire broke out inside an apartment at 587 Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

FDNY officials said they encountered "heavy fire upon arrival."

According to authorities, Danielle Havens, 48, and her two daughters, Journee Miles, 11 and Keslee Miles, 9, were killed in the fire.

The apartment was fully evacuated and will remain vacant until the investigation has concluded.

Fire officials are still investigating the scene. They said there was a hardwired smoke alarm inside the building, however they are still trying to figure out if it was working at the time of the fire.