A wind-driven fire swept through a row house early Sunday, killing four children and an elderly woman who was found cradling one of them.
Four others, including a man who ran from the house with his shirt ablaze, were being treated at a hospital.
A young woman and a 6-yearold boy escaped unharmed.
Firefighters’ uniforms were coated with ice in the freezing weather. Cause of the 8:30 a.m. fire is under investigation.