Family of two little girls lost in apartment fire speak to FOX23 News

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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 11/20/2013 9:19 am Published: 11/19/2013 9:28 pm

The family of two little girls who died in Monday's apartment fire in south Tulsa said police have it wrong. 

Police believe neglect led to the deaths of 1-year-old Nylah and 4-year-old Noni Moses. Police arrested their aunt Miashah Moses.

Keahmiee Moses, the girl's mother kissed them goodbye Monday morning, and by 3 p.m. 
Monday, her daughters were dead.

"Words cannot describe how horrible this is," Lora Simmons-Clark.

Simmons-Clark fought back tears long enough to reflect on her niece's young lives. She clung tightly to all that was left of them: memories.

"It's not going to ever, ever be the same again," said 

Noni and Nyla were trapped inside their London Square Apartment when a fire broke out. Once they got to the hospital it was too late.

"Imagine how we're going to feel when we see two little baby coffins," said Simmons-Clark.

Police said Miashah Moses, 
the children's auntwas watching them. They say she left food cooking and left the girls alone.

"By the time she came back, that's when she saw the fire," said grandmother, Chrisandria Moses.

Chrisandria said Miashah had stepped out to dump a dirty diaper. She says there's no way her grandbabies were neglected. Even so, police arrested Miashah.

"All of us are in shock, we don't know how to deal with this," said 

Keahmiee was at work when it happened. She lost everything she owned and loved in the fire. Now the family wants to make sure others remember two lives they'll never forget.

The family is having trouble paying for the girl's funeral. A donation fund has been set up in Keahmiee Moses' name.

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Mayor Maynot - 11/20/2013 7:38 AM
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Shelly :-| You can't blame it on the property owner for not having a sprinkler in the apartment. I've NEVER lived in an apartment with a sprinkler and I seem to still be doing hunky dory. This was just an unfortunate incident. May god rest the souls of the two beautiful little girls lost in this tragedy and may god protect and guide the soul of their poor auntie. I'm no official but I don't think she intended for this to happen.

Shelly - 11/20/2013 12:17 AM
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not only is this a try but I believe the tragedy that might have been avoided. well I agree it was neglected for the answer to leave for children alone or something on the stove but the fact that this property of fire 2 months ago that consumes approximately 30 apartments and I understand that and they do not have the sprinkler systems because they're living with required to install those based on a property is my feelings that in order to say I did the right thing this management company needs to dinner install the sprinkler systems traffic charges like this can be avoided in the futureF
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