6 people, likely all from 1 family, killed in Syracuse fire

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in Syracuse, and they believe all the victims were members of the same family.

Syracuse Fire Department officials tell local media that the blaze was reported around 3:50 a.m. Friday at a home in a residential neighborhood on the city’s north side.

Officials say firefighters were attempting to enter the front of the burning two-story home when the porch roof collapsed, forcing them to retreat. The flames were put out about 30 minutes later.

When firefighters entered the home, they found two bodies downstairs and four others upstairs.  A seventh person was able to escape and has been taken to a hospital.

No other information has been released. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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