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4-year-old Far Rockaway siblings die after one of them played with lighter and set their house on fire

By Mason White 2:30 PM April 23, 2014
Scene of the fire 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Two little children are dead after one of them played with a lighter and set their Far Rockaway home on fire, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the 4-year-old siblings died Sunday, in the fast moving fire.

The fire started in the basement of the house, which is located on Bay 30th Street. Police and firefighters who arrived at the scene, pulled the children out of the burning house.

They were pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Investigators said that the children died from smoke inhalation. The boy and the girl have been identified as Jai’Launi Tinglin and Ayini Tinglin.

Another 4-year-old girl, the twin of Jai’Launi, along with an aunt, 55, the 63-year-old grandfather, were also inside the home at the time. They were taken to a hospital, and are said to be in stable condition.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was treated at a hospital. Investigators said that there were no smoke detectors in the home.