2-year-old dead, second person critically injured in Newburgh fire: police

Posted at 1:54 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 18:11:25-05

NEW YORK — A 2-year-old is dead, one person is in critical condition, and several people, including police and firefighters, were injured in an early morning blaze on Friday, according to officials.

A 2-year-old was killed, and several people injured, when a fire broke out at a Newburgh home on Nov. 24, 2017.

The fire broke out at a home on Coach Lane near Carriage Drive around 4:15 a.m., according to the Newburgh Police Department.

A 2-year-old was killed in the fire, and an adult was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Several people, including residents, two police and two firefighters, were hospitalized with injuries, police said.

About thirteen to seventeen people were living inside the house, Newburgh Fire Chief Tony Weed said.

Ten people were transported in all, Michael Bigg, chief of the New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, tells the Times Herald-Record.

Images of the scene showed one side of the multistory home is badly burned, and apparently destroyed.

Officials believe the fire was accidental, and may be have been caused by a faulty outlet, but investigation remains ongoing.