VESTAL, New York — 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.