NBC New York
Firefighters inspect the burned out building where two children and one adult perished in a fire.
Two children and an adult have died after a blaze swept through a six-story building in Brooklyn.
The fire started at 654 St. Marks Place in Crown Heights at around 12:30 p.m., authorities said.
The fire broke out at that time in the top floor of the residence, in a bedroom, and firefighters had it under control by 1 p.m.
The victims were a 2-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a 43-year-old man, believed to be their father. They were transported to an nearby hospital where they later died, police said. Their names have not been released.
Horrified neighbors watched as firefighters brought out the children. "When they brought the first child out, the child was limp — it looked like a rag," Chaquama Carr, 34, told the Daily News.
About 75 firefighters responded to the blaze. The cause is under investigation.