At least four people were killed Monday in a fast-moving fire in Brooklyn, FDNY officials said.
The victims include a 40-year-old woman and three of her children, an 11-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, and a 3-year-old girl.
Five firefighters also suffered minor injuries.
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The deadly blaze erupted in the second-floor of a home at 1945 E. 14th St. near Ave S.in Sheepshead Bay around 2:30 a.m., police said. Five were hospitalized including three in critical condition.
The occupants of the home at the time were a couple, their six children and a cousin, Nigro said.
The family who lived in the home are reportedly Jewish, and the tragedy comes in the middle of the Hanukkah holiday. "The fire did start and it got a good start before a neighbor noticed it and called us".
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Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire, which gutted the workshop area and the shop itself. The fire started on the ground floor following which the workers went to the loft and got trapped.
"The fire traveled very quickly", he added. Dramatic photos from the aftermath showed the home completely gutted as emergency crews crowded the scene.
The cause of the fire was being investigated, the report said. One person suffered a broken pelvis after jumping from a window. 'Our city grieves with this family today'.
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