New York man dies rescuing his family from a fire

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New York Man Dies Rescuing His Family From a Fire

A father in Buffalo, New York, died Friday trying to save his family from a fire.

The fire broke out at the apartment of 24-year-old Demetrius Johnson, with his fiancee and their three children still at home.

According to WKBW, Johnson was able to get his fiancee and two children to safety before going back into the burning home for his 3-year-old son and another man in the apartment upstairs.

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New York man dies rescuing his family from a fire
Demetrius Johnson died while saving 3 kids from a #Buffalo house fire including his 3 yrold son Demetrius Jr @WGRZ
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This 24 year old dad Demetrius Johnson was killed trying to save his family this morning. Team coverage #News4
Family: Treasure Brighon,8, severe burns, going to Cincinnati. Demetrius Johnson,3, medically induced coma @WGRZ
Tempest Taylor w/engagement ring Demetrius Johnson gave her 5 days B4 he died saving their kids from fire @WGRZ
#UPDATE: 1 child suffered burns to 90% of their body during the #Buffalo fire. The latest:
Here is the latest on a #Buffalo fire that killed two adults and injured three children:

Firefighters were able to rescue the 3-year-old, who is being treated for smoke inhalation. Johnson and the man he tried to rescue were both killed in the fire.

"I'm numb to the situation. I can't stop breaking out crying," Tempest Thomas told WCPO.

Johnson's fiancee, Tempest Thomas, was flown to Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati Saturday, where the couple's 8-year-old daughter is being treated for severe burns.

Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

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