Eight people, including a mother and her infant, were hurt in a house fire early Friday morning in the Bronx.
Firefighters had to break through a second-floor window to rescue them.
“Devastating to see, of course, a mother and child were brought out on stretchers,” neighbor Wanda Singletary told CBS2.
Fire officials said a 25-year-old woman and an infant are in critical condition and fighting for their lives in the hospital. A 65-year-old man was also rescued and treated for smoke inhalation.
“I heard the man screaming, and when I went to my bedroom window I saw the fire,” Singletary said, adding that she called 911 and shot cellphone video of the home engulfed with thick smoke and flames.
Five EMS workers were also hurt. They have a base nearby and were first on the scene.
“The EMS station is in close proximity. Those guys did a great job in directing fire units, letting the fire units know there were trapped civilians,” said FDNY Deputy Chief Brian Shovlin.
The cause remains under investigation.