Neighbors: Four dead in fire
September 04, 2013 10:20 AM

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — A fire tore through a home, spewing flames from the windows and killing four children, neighbors said.

The four victims had been pulled from the burning upstate New York home by firefighters and medics but died later.

The blaze swept through the two-story home, on a tidy block in the riverside city of Elmira, south of New York’s Finger Lakes near the Pennsylvania border, on Friday night. Fire officials said the building was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Police didn’t immediately release the names and ages of the victims but confirmed on Saturday that children were among them. Neighbor Glen Bolt told the Elmira Star-Gazette that he ran across the street when he saw flames pouring out of the home’s windows and front door. He said the children in the home ranged in age from around 5 to 15.

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