- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse police say two children have died in a house fire that another child is accused of setting.

Police and fire investigators say Vinroy and Kiya Baddal were home with their five children aged 4 to 12 when the fire broke out around 12:20 a.m. Thursday. Officials say 4-year-old Chyna and 8-year-old Vinroy Baddal, Jr., died.

Police say a juvenile resident of the home has been charged with arson and second-degree manslaughter. His name and age aren’t being released by police or prosecutors.

Fire officials say the fire started in an upstairs bedroom and a smoke alarm sounded. Police didn’t say how the fire was started.

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