AAA  Feb. 9, 2017 4:58 PM ET
1 dead, several others injured in Staten Island house fire
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(AP) — A house fire has claimed a life on Staten Island.

The Fire Department says several other people, including two firefighters, were hurt. The blaze in the 2½-story house started around 7 a.m. Thursday.

Police say a 69-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition with burns to his body. A 12-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, a 43-year-old man, a 26-year-old man were hospitalized in stable condition with smoke inhalation and minor injuries.

Police say the unidentified man who died was found on the first floor and pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause was not immediately known.

Associated Press
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