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Mother and Infant Critically Hurt in House Fire

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Meghan McRoberts


A Mother and her infant son were taken to the hospital in critical condition Friday afternoon after being stuck in an apartment fire.

Firefighters were called to the Plaza 93rd West Apartments near 93rd and Maple for a single unit fire. The fire was out in 30 minutes. Firefighters were able to pull the woman and baby out of a window.

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire, but do know it started in the woman's apartment.

"Its kind of frightening because I didn't know if they were in there or not and that smoke was just pouring out of that window," said James Otero. He is friends of the 2 adults who live in the unit. He says their baby was just recently born, and is worried about his condition.

"Especially with all that smoke and with the baby being so small, hopefully everything is alright," said Otero.

Other residents say someone ran down the hallways yelling for everyone to get out. "I had to show some of the fire department guys how to get to the second floor and all that," said Steve Lodholz.

He has lived in the complex for nearly 20 years. "It's smoky, the hallways are smoky. I made sure all the fire doors were closed so it's not too bad."

The Red Cross says they are assisting all three people who live in the damaged apartment.


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