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Syracuse fire claims 6 lives, including 4 children

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Tom Magnarelli
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WRVO News
The aftermath of the fire on Martin Street in Syracuse..

The Syracuse Fire Department has confirmed six people died in a fire that started early Friday morning on  the city's north side.

Officials said eight people lived in the home. A 33-year-old male was not home at the time of the fire. A 32-year-old woman was home when the fire started but was able to get out. She was taken to a hospital. A seven-year-old girl died as well as three boys ages 10, 12, and 13. A 33-year-old man and a 34-year-old man also died in the fire. Two of the bodies were found downstairs and four were found upstairs.

Officials said the fire on Martin Street was reported at 3:51 a.m. When firefighters arrived they attempted to enter the front of the two-story home but the porch roof collapsed and they were forced to retreat. The flames were put out about 30 minutes later. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Tom Magnarelli is a reporter covering the central New York and Syracuse area. He joined WRVO as a freelance reporter in 2012 while a student at Syracuse University and was hired full time in 2015. He has reported extensively on politics, education, arts and culture and other issues around central New York.