2 children die in Queens fire

2 children die in Queens fire

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A memorial in Far Rockaway at the scene of the fire, where the two children perished. A memorial in Far Rockaway at the scene of the fire, where the two children perished.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Police say 4-year-old half-siblings have died in a fire at a home in Far Rockaway and the twin of one of the children has survived.

It broke out in their grandfather's home just before midnight Saturday night.

Two 4-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were pronounced dead at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Police have identified the boy as Jai'Launi Tinglin and the girl as Ayini Tinglin. They shared the same father.

Authorities say it was set by the children playing with matches.

Firefighters rushed the five people inside the home to a hospital.

The twin of one of the children survived and is in the hospital in stable condition.  Their 63-year-old grandfather and a 55-year-old woman who was in the home also survived.

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