Mom sets herself on fire, ends up killing two daughters, injuring one and badly hurting family dog

47-year-old mother Mau Dao set the fire intentionally and ended up killing her 14-year-old twins Trinh and Tram Tran


                            Mom sets herself on fire, ends up killing two daughters, injuring one and badly hurting family dog

In a tragic case of murder and suicide, a mother of three reportedly set herself on fire killing herself as well as two of her daughters. A resident of California, the authorities say that 47-year-old mother Mau Dao set the fire intentionally and ended up killing her 14-year-old twins Trinh and Tram Tran. She also ended up injuring her 11-year-old daughter and their family dog. The daughter, although pretty badly hurt, survived the incident which took place in Vallejo city.

The authorities said that an officer found the 11-year-old daughter standing outside the burning property at around 2:45 am in the morning. The house located at 2932 Georgia St. was engulfed in flames and the little girl is said to have alerted the officer that there were three of her family members inside the house.

After the firefighters came to the scene, they put out the fire but it was already too late for the three people inside. They recovered the bodies of the three females, one of whom had already died in the house. Two others died at the hospital.

Mau Dao (2nd from left) set herself on fire and ended up killing her two daughters and injuring one (GoFundMe)
Mau Dao (2nd from left) set herself on fire and ended up killing her two daughters and injuring one (GoFundMe)

The authorities said that the house did not show much damage on the outside except a back window that is set to have been burned out. The property was about 750 square feet and has been quarantined by the police after the incident. The youngest daughter who survived is out of harm's way and is expected to recover. She is expected to be in the custody of her father Tuan Tran after the tragedy. 

Vallejo police Capt. Lee Horton said in a statement that the authorities along with the fire department have been trying to get to the bottom of the incident. According to the investigation so far, he said that the evidence along with the daughter's statement pointed towards Dao. He said, "This was a tragic event for all involved. Incidents of this nature are exceedingly difficult for the family, but also for the community and its first responders."

On Wednesday, the girl's dog had been discovered after the fire tragedy occurred on Sunday. The family has set up a GoFundMe page where the information was revealed. Milo, the girl's dog, has survived the fire with some minor burns. His treatment has been reimbursed by the donations made on the page.

The page set up by Maryy Le, Tuan Tran's niece said in a post, "My family and I found out a few hours ago that Milo, the girls dog, survived from the fire and was located in a nearby city with minor burns. I can confirm with great excitement that all of Milo’s treatment were covered by donations. Vy, the 11 year old who survived the accident, was so excited that she screamed! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and those who have kept us in their prayers. We have a long way to go but I believe we can do it together."