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Fire department: 7 children die in Brooklyn fire

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NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say seven children are dead following a fire early Saturday morning at a Brooklyn residence.

Fire Department spokesman Jim Long says two people are also critically injured.

He says the dead are children ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old, and they are believed to be family members.

Firefighters received a call about the blaze at a private dwelling on the 3300 block of Bedford Avenue at 12:23 a.m. EDT Saturday.

Long says more than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze and brought the fire under control.

There was no immediate word on a cause. Long says it's being investigated by the city fire marshal's office.

No other details are available.