Investigators seek cause of fire that killed 6
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Firefighters and police work near the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 16, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Firefighters and police work near the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 16, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Firefighters pick through the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Firefighters pick through the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Firefighters work near the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 16, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say it appears some of the victims are related. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Firefighters work near the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 16, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say it appears some of the victims are related. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a Father's Day fire in New Jersey's largest city that claimed six lives.

The blaze broke out in the three-story home in Newark early Sunday.

Chief assistant Essex County Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly says the fire doesn't appear to be suspicious.

Fifteen-year-old Stephan Sydney and his mother, Noreen "Michelle" Johnson, were killed, along with four others.

A relative told The Associated Press that Sydney and his mother were visiting from Crawford, Georgia, to remember his father who had died in a bicycle crash two years ago.



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