A fast-moving fire trapped three children inside a Bronx home on Monday morning. They had to be rescued by firefighters.
Police said the girls’ mother brought her 7-year-old son to the hospital for an unspecified injury and left the three girls, who range in age from 16 months to 6 years old, home alone. They were found on the second floor struggling to breathe, firefighters told CBS2’s Alice Gainer.
As smoke poured out the two-story building on Burke Avenue in the Allerton section of the borough, neighbors could only watch as firefighters streamed in. In all, approximately 60 first responders answered the call and the blaze was under control by 10:10 a.m.
“Windows blown out, fire coming out,” Miasotis Linares said.
Linares was the one who called 911 at around 9:30 a.m. She said her stomach turned when she realized there were kids inside.
“One of the firemen came out with a lifeless child, ran into the ambulance, put the child down and commenced CPR,” Linares said.