FDNY identifies 3 kids killed in West 165th Street apartment fire

The three children were rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival. (10/25/13)

HIGHBRIDGE - Fire officials have confirmed that three children are dead after a massive apartment fire in Highbridge.

Authorities say the children were discovered inside the apartment at 64 West 165th Street. The victims have been identified as 5-year-old Elijah Artis, 2-year-old Jeremiah Artis and 4-month-old Michael Turner.

A 25-year-old female, 4-year-old female and 4-month-old female survived the blaze, having suffered smoke inhalation. They are in stable condition.

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Three others were injured, but have not been identified.

The fire was first called in shortly before 8 p.m. It quickly grew to a two-alarm fire before being brought under control at around 9:10 p.m. 

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