10-year-old boy hurt after fire breaks out in Bronx apartment
A Bronx boy was rescued after he began crying for help as a fire broke out in his apartment building, authorities said.
The blaze raced through a seventh-floor apartment at 125 West 228th St. in the Marble Hill section at 8:15 a.m., according to an FDNY spokesman.
Neighbors reported seeing the 10-year-old leaning out a seventh-floor window of the 14-story building yelling, “Help! Help!”
The boy has “asthma problems” and was unconscious when taken out of the building, according to a neighbor.
The child suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, an NYPD spokesman said. One firefighter was transported to North Central Bronx. His condition was not immediately known. The FDNY declared the blaze under control shortly before 9 a.m., authorities said.
Officials did not immediately say what sparked the blaze or if the boy had been home alone.
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