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7 children die in Brooklyn fire, officials say
7 children die in Brooklyn fire, officials say

Fire tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said. The dead are children ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old, and they are believed to be family members, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said. Firefighters received a call at 12:23 a.m. about the blaze at a single-family home in Midwood, a leafy section of Brooklyn known for its low crime and large Orthodox Jewish population. Long said more than 100 firefighters responded and brought the blaze under control at around 1:30 a.m. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire. Long said it was being investigated by the city fire...

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