Father dies after carrying daughter, 9, out of burning home

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Friday, February 19, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Authorities say a man who carried one of his children out of a burning New York apartment house and went back inside to rescue others was one of two people to die in the fire.

Buffalo fire officials say the blaze broke out around 4 a.m. Friday in a two-story home shared by members of the same family. Authorities say a man living in the downstairs apartment carried his 9-year-old daughter outside before going back in for his wife and two other children, who made it out safely.

The man died, as did another man living in the upstairs apartment.

The 9-year-old is hospitalized after suffering severe burns to 90 percent of her body. A 4-year-old and a 2-year-old also are being treated.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.