- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Fire officials say three people are hospitalized - including a baby girl - after a large blaze broke out in an apartment in Queens.

The fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Friday in the Pomonok Houses in the borough’s Flushing section.

Fire officials say the flames were confined to just one first-floor apartment, but the smoke was so thick that neighbors had to evacuate to the roof.

The victims were all rushed to New York Hospital.

The baby girl was taken for treatment and is in serious condition. Her mother passed out, possibly from smoke inhalation, and was carried away from the scene on a stretcher.

No word on the third victim’s injuries.

The blaze was brought under control in about an hour. Fire officials are continuing to investigate its cause.


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