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Structural Firefighting: Four Killed in NY Dwelling Fire

Four people--including three children--were killed Thursday in a fire at two-story, wood frame house in Schenectady, New York. Another child was taken to an area burn center. It was the third fire of the night for the city and struck shortly after firefighters fought another fire about a half-mile away. according to the Associated Press (http://abcn.ws/101uZhf). The victims were a father and three of his children. The dwelling was balloon-frame construction, which allowed for rapid and comprehensive fire spread. City fire investigators were working with state and federal agencies to try to determine the cause of the fire, which is not believed to have any connection to the others mention...

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