"Our city grieves with this family today".
"As a parent, it's impossible for me to imagine what this family is going through right now", said de Blasio, a Democrat.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a statement, revealed, "Over the last couple of days, several other major fires have caused many injuries-some very serious-and displaced others from their homes". During the holiday season, we all need to be cautious with decorations, electric lights, candles, space heaters and other items. The FDNY is trying to figure out what sparked the fire.
Firefighters arrived within 2 1/2 minutes of the first 911 call, but Nigro said the flames were already "consuming" all three floors of the building.
Eight people were asleep in the dwelling at East 14th Street, between Avenues S and T, in Sheepshead Bay, when the fire started around 2:30 a.m. according to FDNY officials. One teen boy managed to jump from a second floor in the house and the father reportedly dropped another boy from a 2nd floor window. A third son was able to escape through a side door with minimal injury.
Five firefighters were also injured in the fire. The other two people made it out alive.
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Yosi Azan, father and husband of the victims. According to the Times, the FDNY says that the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious. He said the father was a native of Israel and had at least six children. "We believe he acted very courageously and tried desperately". "Hopefully it didn't cost his life also, but it may".
The woman was 40 years old and the children were two boys, 11 and 7, and a 3-year-old girl, police said.
The father, 16-year-old daughter, and 15-year-old son were taken to Staten Island University Hospital where they are in critical condition.
The fire was reminiscent of a 2015 conflagration that killed seven children of another Orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn. "It's more than just burning", said a friend at the hospital.
According to reports, two of the injured are in critical condition.