7 Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire

Seven brother and sisters were killed, and two others -- including their mother and their teenage sister -- were critically injured when flames ripped through their large brick home in Brooklyn early Saturday in what fire officials are calling the city's largest fire tragedy in years.

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Firefighters walk near the scene of a fire, center left, in which seven children died in the Brooklyn borough of New York Saturday, March 21, 2015.
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New York's Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, third from left, arrives to brief reporters at the scene of an overnight fire, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, March 21, 2015.
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Debris lay scattered behind the house at the scene of a fire in the Brooklyn borough of New York Saturday, March 21, 2015.
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Community affairs police officers speak to women who say they are close friends of the family near the scene of an overnight fire in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The fire raged through a residence early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said.
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New York's Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro describes the fire to reporters during a news conference, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, March 21, 2015.
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FDNY firefighters investigate the scene of a house fire Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The fire raged through the residence early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said.
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Damage can be seen along an upper floor on the back of a house at the scene of a fire in which seven children died in the Brooklyn borough of New York Saturday, March 21, 2015.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro as he arrives at the scene of a fatal fire in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The fire raged through a residence early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said.
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New York's Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, center, and others look over the remains of a home after a fire in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, March 21, 2015.
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Debris lay scattered behind the house at the scene of a fire in the Brooklyn borough of New York Saturday, March 21, 2015. The fire raged through the residence early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said.
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