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1-year-old boy dies in apartment complex fire in Brooklyn

Six others, including an 8-year-old, were treated at local hospitals for smoke inhalation.

A 1-year-old boy was found dead in a fire Wednesday morning on the top floor of an apartment in Brooklyn.

The boy, Ivan Baez, was found unconscious at about 8:30 a.m. after firefighters responded to the fire on the top floor of a building in the Howard Houses public housing complex in Brownsville.

The baby was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Six others that were in the apartment on Mother Gaston Boulevard, including a 32-year-old and 22-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman,17-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, were taken to local hospitals and treated for smoke inhalation and minor injuries.

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More than 125 firefighters responded to the fire. The cause of the fire is unclear and the investigation is ongoing.

 
 
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