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Brother, sister, both four, die in Easter morning New York house fire

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 00:43

April 21 - A house fire that left two young children dead early Easter Sunday in New York City was sparked accidentally, possibly by a child playing with a lighter or matches. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Two children are dead after a house caught fire on Easter Sunday morning. Emergency officials say the accident may have been caused by a child playing with a lighter or matches. SOUNDBITE (English) FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, BARBARA SMITH, SAYING: "I was shocked. Shocked and frightened. Because it could happen to anyone." The 4-year-old half siblings - a boy and a girl - were at their grandfather's home in Queens, New York. SOUNDBITE (English) NEIGHBOR RAUL FLORES SAYING: "He said 'two children died.' And I almost collapsed. I had no clue. I just found out now. I'm speechless. I just didn't know." Four people were also injured in the blaze.

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Brother, sister, both four, die in Easter morning New York house fire

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 00:43