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Two kids dead in massive fire

Firefighters have pulled multiple people from a burning building in New Jersey.The blaze broke out in the three-storey building, after starting in a baby store below, on Elizabeth Ave in the city of Elizabeth about 6pm.Two children have died and other victims are critically injured.Thick, black smoke could earlier be seen coming from the building…

Firefighters have pulled multiple people from a burning building in New Jersey.

The blaze broke out in the three-storey building, after starting in a baby store below, on Elizabeth Ave in the city of Elizabeth about 6pm.

Two children have died and other victims are critically injured.

Thick, black smoke could earlier be seen coming from the building as fireys climbed ladders to get to the top.

ABC 7 reports despite the efforts to save the trapped victims, two young girls could not be rescued.

“Very sad, very sad,” restaurant owner Miguel Patrikios told the outlet.

Firefighters said items like cribs in the baby store would have provided easy tinder for the blaze.

Three police officers who were nearby arrived on the scene immediately and tried to rescue a family on the second floor but there were locked bars on the windows.

Mayor Chris Bollwage said the fire and police departments did a “miraculous” job early but the smoke was too much.

More than 100 firefighters worked for 3.5 hours to get the scene under control.

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