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Fire Claims 6 Lives Including 4 Children in Harlem


Six people, including four children, were killed Wednesday when an fire ravaged an apartment in a city-owned Harlem building overnight, fire and police officials said.

Firefighters, who were called at around 1:40 a.m., moved aggressively into the flames and thick smoke and found a man and a woman, as well as two girls and two boys ages 3 to 11, in bedrooms of the fifth-floor apartment, according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. The victims, all believed to be family members, were pronounced dead by emergency medical technicians.

Two adults, a 45-year-old mother and a 33-year-old man, were killed along with three children, an 11-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, and a 3-year-old boy.

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