Fire officials: 2 children resuscitated after being pulled semi-unconscious from apartment fire

They say the children were pulled from the home and onto the front lawn, where they were revived by fire officials.

News 12 Staff

Dec 1, 2022, 12:44 AM

Updated 563 days ago

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Stamford fire crews rescued two semi-unconscious young children from an apartment fire Wednesday 4 p.m. on Custer Street.
They say the children were pulled from the home and onto the front lawn, where they were revived by fire officials.
Video taken from a neighbor shows firefighters providing aid to the children, who were pulled from the second floor.
Officials say both children appear to be under the age of 5 and were found on the floor inside a bedroom. They say it seems the children were overcome by the smoke and were semi-unconscious when they were pulled out.
The deputy fire chief believes the cause of the fire came from a pot on the stove.
Fire officials say with the amount of smoke inside the apartment, the fire must have been burning for over 25 minutes.
Officials say a 14-year-old neighbor dialed 911 and soon after, helped console the distraught mother whose children were injured in the blaze.
"She was holding onto me and telling me her children were inside," said the teenager.
Fire crews and police are investigating whether the mother of the children was home at the time or was somewhere else. They say it appears no adults were in the home at the time.
The children are expected to be OK.


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