Mother and 3 Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire

19 December, 2017, 11:40 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Brooklyn Fire Update: Multiple Casualties, Including 5 Firefighters

A mother and three children were killed in a fire that spread quickly throughout their Sheepshead Bay home early Monday morning.

The fire on East 14th Street in Sheepshead Bay was discovered and called in at around 2:00 a.m.

The victims, including the children who are 11, 7, and 3, have not been identified.

The father, a 16-year-old female, and a 15-year-old male were taken to Staten Island University Hospital in critical condition while two other boys, 13- and 12-years-old, were transported to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries, according to the Post.

Nigro also said that firefighters arrived within two-and-half minutes after the first call, but the flames were already consuming all three floors of the building.

This is a developing story.

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"This may be the source of the fire because it was in the room on the first floor where the fire was predominately contained", the law enforcement source said. "It was early morning, everyone in the house was asleep", Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. He said that firefighters were met with flames at the front door but "pushed in very aggressively" because they knew people were inside.

"Tragedy strikes at this time of year, and as I say before, this time of year makes it that much sadder", FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

One witness told the media: "The fire was like five feet on top of the house, that big was the fire". "Firefighters went straight into the fire". He said the mother and children will be flown to Israel for burial.

Yosi Azan helping a customer at The Hat Box on Coney Island avenue in Brooklyn. Over the last couple days, several other major fires have caused many injuries - some very serious - and displaced others from their homes.

Friends and neighbors say the family was known to light menorah candles in celebration of Hanukkah. During the holiday season, we all need to be cautious with decorations, electric lights, candles, space heaters and other items.

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