New York, May 2: Four people, including three children, were killed in the wee hours of Thursday after a fire swept through a two-story wooden house at Schenectady in eastern New York. A fourth child was also injured, authorities said.
The injured child was taken to Westchester Medical Centre for treatment, they added.
The fire broke out at Schenectady, located west of the capital of Albany, around 4 am. It was the third fire of the night and shortly after firefighters fought another blaze about half a mile away.
Fire chief Michael Della Rocco said a probe was on to see if there was any connection between the fires although they seemed to be unrelated.
The second floor of the house was gutted.