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Harlem Fire That Injured Baby Under Investigation

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Officials are investigating a fire in East Harlem that resulted in a number of injuries and hospitalized a 2-month-old baby.

The fire broke out around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday night at 426 East 118th Street, ten firefighters were hospitalized , one of them was taken to Cornell Hospital for a serious electrical burn.

Officials told 1010 WINS reporter Sally Ann Mosey that it is standard procedure to investigate a fire as suspicious when a cause can not be determined.

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“There was a heavy volume of fire on arrival, the apartment door was left open. There was a bedroom about forty-five feet back that the flames were coming out the front door, so it was a significant fire,” said Fire Chief Tom McCavanaugh.

Neighbors said that they did not see how the fire began and evacuated the building as soon as they saw smoke and heard shouts of ‘fire’.

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