New York City house fire leaves woman, 3 children dead; firefighters injured

A woman and her three children were killed when fire broke out in a New York City house early Monday morning.

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A woman and her three children were killed Monday when a fire ripped through a New York City house, injuring a number of other people, including the fire brigade, the officials said.

The fire began on the second floor of the multi-story home in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay neighborhood, just about 2:15 p.m. The fire quickly spread through the building before a neighbor called the police, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said at a news conference.

“Everyone in New York City, sadness in the family today,” Nigro said.

A 40-year-old woman, who lived on the second floor, and her three children ages 11, 7 and 3, who were killed, FOX5NY reported. Their names have not been released, pending family notification.

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“There were big flames shooting out the front of the house,” an unidentified neighbor told the New York Daily News. “The fire went straight into the fire.”

Five other people — including the woman’s husband and their daughter of 16 and son, 15 — were injured and taken to the hospital. A person sustained a broken pelvis after jumping from a window.

Five firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

It is unclear what started the hell. Nigro said the entire building was “heavily damaged.”

The fire broke out on the Brooklyn house about 2:15 pm, while most of the building was “heavily damaged,” officials said.


Fox News’ Edmund Initiative contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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