Apartment Fire In Bronx Kills Girl, 7

Published on March 17, 2013, 9:05 am
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A 7-year-old girl was killed and a 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a fire ripped through an apartment in Bronx.

Authorities responded to the fire in New York City’s northernmost borough at about 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police say the children were pulled from the smoldering fire unconscious and transported to Lincoln Medical Center.

Seven-year-old Hazel Martinez was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 3-year-old child remains in critical condition.

The identities of the children were not released.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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