Fire fighters were called to the blaze at 3pm to find smoke and fire billowing into the sky. Within minutes, homicide detectives and secret service officers were called to the scene and taped off the street.
A friend of the cleaners, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told NBC News she was certain one of the housekeepers was inside at the time of the fire. Local Fox News is also reporting that a maid was killed in the fire.
And a neighbor, who was known the family for years, said she saw the ‘lady of the house’ and ‘the cleaner’ being placed in ambulances.