At least four people -- three young children and their mother -- are dead after a fast-moving fire broke out in Brooklyn overnight, officials say.
An 11-year-old boy, 7-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and their 40-year-old mother died in the blaze that broke out inside a two-and-a-half story home just before 2:30 a.m. Monday on East 14th Street in Sheepshead Bay, according to officials.
Ten other people were hurt in the blaze. The 45-year-old father, his teenage son and 16-year-old cousin were critically injured, officials said; seven others, including five firefighters and two boys, had minor injuries.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the mother and father lived inside the house with their six children. The cousin was visiting for the night, Nigro said.
The FDNY said firefighters found fire on the second floor and attic of the home when they arrived on scene. Firefighters deemed the fire under control around 4:30 a.m. about two hours after the blaze broke out. Dramatic photos from the aftermath showed the home completely gutted as emergency crews crowded the scene.
The names of the victims have not been released. A cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities say it does not appear to be suspicious.
The investigation is ongoing.
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