Girls, Ages 7 and 9, Killed in Brooklyn Apartment Fire: NYPD - NBC New York

Girls, Ages 7 and 9, Killed in Brooklyn Apartment Fire: NYPD

Firefighters pulled the girls, ages 7 and 8, from the building in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood around 11 p.m. Saturday

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    Two Young Children Dead in Bushwick Fire

    Authorities say two young girls have died in an apartment fire in Brooklyn. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Two young girls have died in a Brooklyn apartment fire, police said

    • Firefighters pulled the girls, ages 7 and 8, from the building on Schaefer Street, near Central Avenue, in Bushwick around 11 p.m. Saturday

    • A 53-year-old man rescued from the three-story residential building is hospitalized in stable condition

    Two girls, ages 7 and 9, died in a Brooklyn apartment fire, police said Sunday.

    Firefighters pulled the girls from the building on Schaefer Street, near Central Avenue, in Bushwick around 11 p.m. Saturday.

    Payton Gomez, 7, and Haley Harris, 9, lived in Brownsville, police said. It's not immediately clear why they were at the Bushwick home. 

    Police say they were pronounced dead at a hospital.

    A 53-year-old man rescued from the three-story residential building is hospitalized in stable condition.

    Video showed flames pouring from the side of the building.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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