Mom, 3 kids die in overnight house fire in upstate New York

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Posted: May 21, 2015 10:56 AM

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and three children have died in an overnight house fire in upstate New York.

Vestal Assistant Fire Chief Bill Stout says firefighters answered a call just after 2 a.m. Thursday in the suburban town located just west of Binghamton on New York's Southern Tier. He says the victims were trapped inside the home, and a 15-year-old boy managed to escape by jumping out a window and running to a neighbor's house to call 911.

The victims haven't been identified.

A statement released by the Susquehanna Valley School District says two of the victims were students and the other two were the children's mother and a younger sibling.

Authorities say the father was not at home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.