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Firefighters Save Young Child From Smokey East Orange Blaze

Firefighters saved a young child from a smokey East Orange fire on Sunday. (Credit CBS 2)

Firefighters saved a young child from a smokey East Orange fire on Sunday. (Credit CBS 2)

EAST ORANGE, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — Hero firefighters saved a child’s life on Sunday.

Crews responded to a smokey fire in a fourth floor apartment in East Orange. They found the two or three-year-old child inside and not breathing.

The child was removed from the building and first responders started CPR before bringing the child to a hospital in critical condition.

“I feel good. I couldn’t do it without the other guys. It was a group effort,” one firefighter said.

Some residents have been able to return to their homes.

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