House fire kills 5 in Stamford, Conn.

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities say fire broke out in a home in Stamford, Conn., on Christmas morning, killing five people.

Mayor Michael Pavia says the victims are two adults and three children. Their names have not been released.

The fire broke out shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Acting Fire Chief Antonio Conte says the cause has not been determined.

A neighbor, Sam Cingari Jr., says he was awakened by the sound of screaming. He says the house was entirely engulfed by flames.

Cingari says he does not know his neighbors, who he says bought the house last year and were renovating it.

No further details were immediately available.

Stamford is a city of 117,000 residents about 25 miles southwest of New York City.


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