Published: Jul 22, 2010 11:48 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 22, 2010 8:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - An early morning fire in a house on New York

City's Staten Island has killed five people.

A Fire Department spokesman says the fire was heavy when

firefighters arrived at the two-story brick building in a

residential section of Port Richmond early Thursday. Firefighters

received the call just after 4 a.m.

The spokseman had no other information about the victims.

The blaze at the multiple dwelling home was declared under

control at 5:48 a.m.

The cause in under investigation.