Fire Breaks Out In Upstate NY Home; 4 People Die

Published February 18, 2012 3:18PM (EST)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A fire in an upstate New York home has killed four people believed to be children or teenagers.

Rochester fire Chief John Caufield tells the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper ( ) firefighters were called to the home at 1 a.m. Saturday to extinguish a pile of clothes burning on the sidewalk. But after dousing those flames, they discovered a fire also had broken out in the small multifamily home.

The chief says firefighters rescued some occupants but the fire spread so quickly they couldn't reach people trapped on the second floor.

The chief says the four people who died were in their teens or younger. Four other people were taken to a hospital, some of them with burns.

The blaze is under investigation.


Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle,

By Salon Staff

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