Mother, 13-year-old daughter killed in Johnson County fire

- A woman and her teenage daughter were killed in a house fire in Johnson County Friday.

The fire department was called to the house on Skyline Court in Cresson just before 2 a.m.

The bodies of a 31-year-old woman and her 13-year-old daughter were found inside. Another 37-year-old victim was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The Hood County News reports the teenager who died was an eighth-grader at Acton Middle School. The school's principal said she was a big part of the student body and students and teachers are grieving.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating with help from the local fire departments.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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