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7 children die in Brooklyn fire, FDNY says

Seven children -- four boys and three girls ages 5 to 15 -- were killed and two others, the children's 45-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl, were critically injured in a house fire in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 21, 2015, officials said.

Gabi Sassoon, center right and father of the
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Gabi Sassoon, center right and father of the seven children victims of a Brooklyn fire, is surrounded by mourners following funeral services for his children in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Gabi Sassoon, center right and father of the
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Gabi Sassoon, center right and father of the seven children victims of a Brooklyn fire, is hugged by fellow mourners following funeral services for his children in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Gabi Sassoon, center right and father of the
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Gabi Sassoon, center right and father of the seven children victims of a Brooklyn fire, is hugged by fellow mourners following funeral services for his children in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen,
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Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen, who died in a fire, were held on 14th Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen,
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Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen, who died in a fire, were held on 14th Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen,
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Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen, who died in a fire, were held on 14th Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen,
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Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen, who died in a fire, were held on 14th Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen,
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Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen, who died in a fire, were held on 14th Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen,
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Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen, who died in a fire, were held on 14th Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen,
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Many gather outside funeral services for seven childen, who died in a fire, were held on 14th Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday March 22, 2015.

A house at 3371 Bedford Ave. in Midwood,
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A house at 3371 Bedford Ave. in Midwood, Brooklyn, is boarded up Sunday, March 22, 2015, after a fire Saturday claimed the lives of seven children and injured their mother and a sister. An NYPD officer stands guard outside the house as the contractors secure it.

Just outside a barricade around a house in
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Just outside a barricade around a house in Midwood, Brooklyn, where a fire claimed the lives of seven children, a vase with seven long-stemmed, white roses appeared Sunday, March 22, 2015, as workers boarded up the building at 3371 Bedford Ave. The children's mother and a sister managed to escaped, but are hospitalized with burns.

Fire in Brooklyn kills 7 children

Firefighters walk near the scene of a blaze
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Firefighters walk near the scene of a blaze that killed seven children in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Wreckage of the Brooklyn house fire

Debris lies scattered behind the house at the
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Debris lies scattered behind the house at the scene of a deadly fire in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

FDNY investigators look through the remains

New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, center,
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New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, center, walks through the remains of a home after a fatal fire in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro

New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro describes
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New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro describes the fire to reporters during a news conference on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Brooklyn.

FDNY officials discuss the fire

New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, third
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New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, third from left, arrives to brief reporters at the scene of an overnight fire early on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Brooklyn.

FDNY investigates the house

Chief of Department James Leonard leaves the scene
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Chief of Department James Leonard leaves the scene of an overnight house fire in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

NYPD near the scene

Police officers walk near the scene of a
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Police officers walk near the scene of a fatal fire in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn on March 21, 2015.

Neighbors look on

Neighborhood children look on near the scene of
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Neighborhood children look on near the scene of an overnight fire in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

House after the fire

A house is cordoned off after an overnight
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A house is cordoned off after an overnight fire on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Brooklyn.

Neighbors gather

Neighbors look at the scene of a deadly
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Neighbors look at the scene of a deadly fire in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn on March 21, 2015.

Firefighter investigates

An FDNY firefighter looks over the scene of
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An FDNY firefighter looks over the scene of a fatal house fire in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

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