A woman was killed and four children seriously hurt when a fire ripped through a Brooklyn home early Tuesday, officials said. 

The blaze erupted inside the three-story house on Fountain Avenue near Liberty Avenue in Cypress Hills around 2:15 a.m., authorities said. 

The woman, whose age was not immediately known, was discovered inside the home and pronounced dead on the scene. 

Four children were seriously hurt in the blaze that ripped though a Brooklyn home on Fountain Avenue early Tuesday.
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A man who was burned is taken to an ambulance at the scene of a fatal fire at 136 Fountain Ave. in Brooklyn.
One man was hospitalized in stable condition, cops said.
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Three girls – ages 10, 14 and 17, as well as a 9-year-old boy – were rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, each in either serious or critical condition, cops said. 

A man, whose age is also unknown, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition. 

All six victims are believed to be related, though that has not yet been officially confirmed, cops said. 


Relatives of a victim from a fatal fire at 136 Fountain Ave. in Brooklyn, react as the victim is treated in an ambulance at the scene.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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Police officers are seen at the scene of the fatal fire at 136 Fountain Avenue.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze within about an hour.
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NYPD Crime Scene Unit is seen in front of 136 Fountain Ave.
All six victims are believed to be related.
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A dozen FDNY units – including 60 firefighters and EMS workers – responded to the scene. 

The blaze was placed under control within about an hour, fire officials said. 


Firefighters are seen operating at a fatal fire at 136 Fountain Ave. in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
A dozen FDNY units responded to the deadly blaze, officials said.
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The cause remained under investigation later in the morning.

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