3 children among 5 dead in catastrophic Queens house fire

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A passing motorist spotted the roaring fire that engulfed the home in the Queens Village neighborhood and called the fire department around 2:30 p.m., the New York Fire Department said in a statement on its Facebook page.

Dorothy Murray, who said she lives across the street and knew the family - including babysitting a 2-year-old boy - said flames were shooting from the window and doors, and neighbors ran outside screaming, some crying, but no one could help because the fire was raging. By 4 p.m. most of the fire had been extinguished, the FDNY said.

The wood frame house was destroyed in a multi-alarm fire in Queens Village on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries; no other people were injured.

There was no immediate theory on what started the blaze, but Nigro said there appeared to be no explosion, even though witnesses reported hearing loud booms.

"It was a lot of fire, a lot of flames, a lot of smoke", he said.

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Stark video shows first responders carrying a limp child from the wreckage.

Mayor de Blasio was visibly moved as he spoke to reporters just yard away from smoldering scene after the fire was under control. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

"The fire was so intense - there's no way in the world nobody could go over there to save nobody", said Murray. "I'm just emotional about it because I'm a grandfather and I have kids, too".

New York City officials say five people, including children, are dead and multiple people have been injured in a house fire.

Denise Coleman said the firefighters struggled to rescue several children. "I've never seen anything like it".

She later heard him say he was cold, so she brought him a cup of tea and a sandwich.

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