Blaze that killed 5 in Bensonhurst ruled arson

(AP) - New York City police say a fire that killed fivepeople in Brooklyn was set intentionally.Police are asking anyone with information about the blaze

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York City police say a fire that killed fivepeople in Brooklyn was set intentionally.

Police are asking anyone with information about the blaze tocome forward. Four men and a woman, all Guatemalan immigrants,perished on Saturday. The woman's 2-month-old daughter suffered afractured skull. The baby's father tossed her from a third-floorwindow of the burning building.

Tests for accelerants were incomplete. But Fire CommissionerSalvatore Cassano said accidental fires don't usually start at thefront door of a building.

The fire was the city's deadliest since 2007. That blaze killed10 people, nine of them children, in the Bronx.

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