7-year-old boy dies in Upper Manhattan apartment fire; grandmother seriously injured: NYPD

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Firefighters respond to a deadly fire in Upper Manhattan on Oct. 30, 2021. (Credit: Citizen App)

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A 7-year-old boy died early Saturday morning following a fire at his Upper Manhattan apartment building, police said.

Emergency responders were called to the six-story building on West 178th Street, near Broadway in Upper Manhattan, around 1:30 a.m. Flames tore through the basement and first floor of the building, police said.

Robert Resto, who lived in the building, was found with severe burns and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the NYPD.

The child’s 54-year-old grandmother was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said. Three additional victims and a firefighter suffered minor injuries, fire officials said.

More than 70 firefighters from 14 units battled the fire. It was extinguished just after 3 a.m., fire officials said.

The city Fire Marshall will determine the cause of the fire.

The investigation remained ongoing Saturday morning, police said.

This story comprises reporting from The Associated Press.

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