1-year-old killed in 3-alarm Newburgh fire

Fire officials say that a 1-year-old girl has died and several other people were injured in a three-alarm fire in the city of Newburgh this afternoon.

Investigators say the fire at 56 William St. was reported just after 2 p.m. and it took more than 100 firefighters to get the blaze under control.

Fire officials report two sisters of the girl were among those hurt. One is expected to be OK, while the other child, age 3, was airlifted to Westchester County Medical Center. Her current condition is unknown.

Several firefighters also suffered minor injuries as they tried to get to residents who were trapped on the second floor, investigators say.

The building, which had several different apartments where people lived, is now destroyed.

Investigators believe the fire began in the back of an adjacent vacant building.

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