Firefighting

Brooklyn (NY) House Fire Kills Teen

The fire broke out on the second floor of the Kensington home early Friday, spread to the top floor and trapped the three siblings, who were found unconscious in the bathroom. Jasmine Guillaume, 16, was pronounced dead at Maimonides Hospital, reports the NY Daily News.

By the time three Brooklyn sisters heard the voices screaming for them to flee the flames, it was already too late.

A 16-year-old high school student died and her two older siblings were critically injured Friday when a raging fire trapped the trio inside a third-floor bathroom at their Kensington home, authorities said.

The devastating tragedy, just five days before Christmas, was blamed in part on a lack of working smoke detectors in the home, officials confirmed.

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