NY Post - April 21, 2012by KIRSTAN CONLEY and HELEN FREUND
The fire engulfed the family's second-floor apartment in the Marble Hill Houses in upper Manhattan at about 4:30 p.m.
The couple's three children -- 10 and 13-year-old boys and an 18-year-old girl -- were taken to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
The 46-year-old mother was pronounced dead at the scene, while paramedics worked to save the 47-year-old dad with CPR.
"I was praying to God, 'Please let him live,' " said a neighbor named Reina, 26. "If he dies, those poor kids. Those kids need a father."
Investigators believe the married couple was sleeping when the fire was sparked by an appliance in the bedroom, a source said.