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Infant among at least 8 injured in early morning Morrisania fire

Officials have confirmed at least eight people were injured, including an infant, in an early morning fire Friday.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2022, 1:14 PM

Updated 580 days ago

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Officials have confirmed at least eight people were injured, including an infant, in an early morning fire Friday.
The victims were sent to the hospital, two of them with life-threatening injuries. The injured included three civilians and an infant, as well as five EMTs who suffered minor injuries.
The FDNY's deputy chief says the fire started around 6:15 a.m. at 1243 Tinton Ave. and had already spread next door by the time firefighters arrived.
FDNY officials say 106 firefighters responded. Firefighters found a woman in her 20s and a baby unconscious and unresponsive.
A 65-year-old man named Gerald Richards was also found inside with minor injuries. He says he lives there with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson, and that he escaped the flames by jumping out of the back bedroom window. He said his daughter-in-law was unable to do the same.
“She had worked her way to my room with the baby…. So, I was trying to open the window and I was having difficulty opening it," said Richards. "So, when I finally opened it and worked my way out, I told her throw me the baby. And I didn’t hear from her.”
Richards said he was awake until around 5 a.m. and has no idea how the fire could have started. 


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