3 dead, 2 seriously injured in house fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say two adults and a 6-year-old girl have been killed and two others were seriously injured in a house fire in New York.

The blaze was reported Wednesday afternoon in a two-story home in East Elmhurst in Queens. About 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was declared under control about an hour and a half later.

Police say an 8-month-old boy and a 42-year-old woman have been hospitalized in critical condition.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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