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5-Year-Old Boy Dead, Woman Critical in NYC Apartment Fire: FDNY

A 5-year-old died from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at the Melrose Houses in the Bronx

Firefighters respond to a deadly fire in the Bronx
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A 5-year-old died Monday from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the Bronx, fire officials confirmed.

The fire started around 9:30 a.m. in the 15-story Melrose Houses near E 153rd Street and Melrose Avenue, FDNY officials said.

Fire officials believe the boy's cause of death was linked to smoke inhalation.

A 38-year-old woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, officials said.

The FDNY said at least two firefighters were injured as well, they were both treated on scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Editor's note: The child was previously identified by FDNY officials as a 7-year-old girl.

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