Brooklyn Fire Kills Seven

Seven children are dead today after their home caught fire in Brooklyn this morning.

The kids were all siblings, ages 5 to 15. They were caught in the upstairs bedrooms when the fire swept up from the first floor. Firefighters were unable to find any smoke detectors on the second floor.

The children’s mother and her oldest daughter managed to escape the house fire. They are currently in the hospital being treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

Firefighters say a malfunctioning hot plate could have started the fire in the kitchen.