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Arrival video of fire in Utica, NY that killed 6-month-old

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Early video from Maryam Uthman of a fire Sunday morning in Utica, New York that killed an infant. Warning: The audio with the video is difficult to listen to.

Thanks to  Carmen Ambrose. More information at the Utica Fire Department Facebook page.

Ned Campbell,

Utica fire crews responded to 1508 Dudley Ave. at 10:10 a.m. Sunday to find the upstairs apartment heavily involved in flames with the infant trapped inside, Chief Russell Brooks said.

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Crews tried to enter the structure to locate and rescue the infant, but were beaten back by flames, Brooks said. On their second attempt to enter the building, they reached the second floor to find the infant’s dead body inside a bedroom, he said.

“The fire blocked the occupants of the house from getting to her,” he said. “Obviously, it’s horrible for the parents, the entire family, the neighborhood, and the firefighters involved in the search – their outright disappointment in not getting to this child in time.”

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  • Bruce

    Chances are the cop was first on scene and tried to make a rescue attempt, which if he did try, makes sense for parking there. Seconds count. Just a possible explanation, not an excuse.

  • Denise

    You’re right, officer. Because it was a tragic scene, let’s not notice things like this.
    Sorry. Doesn’t work that way. Kudos to the PD for trying to make a grab. Maybe in the heat of the moment he didn’t think about where he parked. But that’s it…in the heat of the moment. That’s where we’re supposed to be at our best.
    As I said, it probably didn’t make any difference. But he/she shouldn’t have parked in front of the fire building. Not on this call, not on the next one.

  • sharppointy1

    This grandma got teary listening to whoever was crying. My prayers go out to everyone involved in this sad incident. Mommy first, then Dad, family members, and then the firefighters who ran in, only to find the baby dead. may you all be granted comfort.