Belmont Stakes

Investigators sift through wreckage after fire that killed 5

Fire marshals sifted through charred wreckage and worked through the night to try to determine what sparked a fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including two boys and two teenage girls, but don't believe the blaze spread from a car found burned out in the driveway, officials said Monday.

The Sunday afternoon blaze rapidly engulfed the wooden single-family home in Queens Village, a middle-class neighborhood near Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the final leg in horse racing's Triple Crown.

A passing motorist called 911 to say someone had jumped from a window, and by the time firefighters arrived moments later, flames were chewing through the roof...

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