Infant dies in Utica house Fire


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Fire Chief Russell Brooks has told NEWSChannel 2 that a 5-month old infant has died as the result of a house on Dudley Ave., Sunday morning.

Shortly before 11 a.m., fire crews were called to the scene of a structure fire at 1508 Dudley Ave. in Utica.

Upon arriving on the scene, officials discovered that fire and smoke were present on the second floor of the residence, and that there were victims reportedly trapped inside the building.

According to officials, the second story fire extended up to the attic creating heavy flames and smoke, and a significant amount of structural damage.

One victim, the infant, was removed from the blaze. However, the child was pronounced dead on the scene and has been transported to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the exact cause of death.

The fire was declared under control at approximately 11:45 a.m, with firefighters working to put out a few isolated hot spots left around the house.

There has been no confirmation on the gender of the baby, nor any other injuries that may have occurred as a result of the fire , and it is not currently known how many occupants reside in the house currently.

Stay with WKTV and for more information as it becomes available. 

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