NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two children were rescued from a fire that nearly destroyed a building in the Bronx.

A large family lives inside the three-story apartment on Croes and Westchester avenues in Soundview. It’s unclear how many people were inside when the fire broke out around noon Friday.

A neighbor who ran over to help brought a ladder to pull a young girl from a balcony.

A father was also seen carrying his 1-year-old baby to safety. An uncle who lives there told CBS2 that Friday was the baby’s birthday.

“Tomorrow was supposed to be a birthday party for a little baby out there,” he said. “A handicapped aunt lives upstairs, but she went to her program.”

No one was hurt.

There’s no word on what sparked the fire.

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