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Mother and three children killed in fire reportedly started by menorah

Mother and three children killed in fire reportedly started by menorah

Flames began blazing through the house in the Sheepshead Bay section at about 2 a.m. Monday, the New York City fire commissioner told reporters. The father and two other children are still in critical condition.

Ten other people were injured, authorities said.

The celebration of the sixth night of Hanukkah turned into a nightmare for an Israeli family in Brooklyn.

Media reports named the dead as Aliza, 39, Moshe, 11 Yitzchak, 7 and Henrietta 3.

"[The father] was able to get out of the second floor".

The 45-year-old husband of the woman killed in the fire suffered critical injuries during the blaze, but managed to escape with two of his sons. The father, Yosef, was able to get two of their teenagers out of the house, but they are now in the hospital in critical condition. Seven firefighters were also injured during the incident, the Post adds.

Neighbors told NBC 4 NY that they believe the woman who died is the mother of the three children who were killed.

The Hebrew-language ultra-Orthodox website BeHadrei Hadarim reported Monday that 13-year-old Avraham was the only family member to sustain light injuries and that he had already been released from hospital. The family members' bodies were then transported to an airport because they will be buried in Israel. According to the Times, the FDNY says that the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

The family name was identified by the Yeshiva World News website as Azan.

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