9-year-old rescued from Bronx apartment fire in critical condition at hospital

MARBLE HILL, The Bronx (WABC) -- A 9-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the child was rescued from a fire in an apartment in the Bronx Saturday.

Firefighters responded to a 14-story apartment building on 228th Street in the Marble Hill section just after 8:15 a.m.

The FDNY determined that the fire was located in an apartment on the seventh floor.

The 9-year-old was found inside the apartment.

The child received burns and suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition.

A total of 20 units including 78 firefighters from the FDNY responded.

They brought the flames under control just before 9 a.m.

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