Rescue caught on video: Child pulled from apartment fire in Utica, NY.

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This is video by Vasiliy Stadnik of V-STA Productions (Vstadnik) from a fire on Friday in Utica, New York showing the rescue of a four-year-old girl from the second floor. Utica Fire Department Deputy Chief John Kelly, who is Director of Communications, tells the apartments “were two bedroom units converted to four bedroom units with two staircases in the apartments”. Chief Kelly said by email, “Very confusing layouts, but our crews are very familiar with them”.

Lexie O’Connor, WKTV-TV:

A four year old girl is listed in critical condition after being trapped inside a burning apartment. The fire happened at a municipal housing complex on the 1600 block Armory Drive in Utica Friday.

Crews were called to the fire at the Adrean Terrace Apartments on Armory Drive just before 5:30 Friday evening.  When they arrived they immediately requested more assistance hearing that people were trapped inside.

The four year old girl was trapped  on the second floor.  Firefighters reached her using a ladder and going through a second floor window.

“The apartment created some problems we couldn’t get from one side to the other without going down the stairs and back up the stairs and that’s what crews had to do to get to the girl,” said Utica Assistant Chief George Clark.  “They did a great job at getting her out and she at least has a chance at this point.”

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