MOUNT VERNON, NY — A woman and her baby were killed when a fire ripped through a Mount Vernon home early Sunday, a mayoral spokeswoman said.
The fire broke out on the second floor of a 13th Street Home around 3:30 a.m., officials said. As many as 11 people lived in the home.
Nina Bryant, who was in her early 30s and her 17-month-old daughter Nadia Bryant died.
One other person was taken to Montefiore Hospital – Mount Vernon with non-life threatening injuries.
“The entire City of Mount Vernon stands with this family in their time of pain and grief," Mayor Richard Thomas said. "The devastating loss of a young mother and child is something no one should ever have to bear. Our prayers are with the survivors and we extend them our deepest condolences and commitment to assist during this difficult moment. This tragedy impacts all of us and serves as a reminder that fire safety is imperative. We offer our gratitude to our bravest first responders for their tireless efforts.”
It is not yet clear what caused the fire.
The Red Cross is currently on the scene to help the other people who live in the home.