ALBANY, N.Y. – The woman who was rushed to the hospital on Monday morning after a fire broke out at an Albany home, has died.
According to Albany Fire Chief Warren Abriel Jr., the woman was found by first responders pulseless and breathless in a bedroom. Her pulse returned while paramedics worked on her during transport to the hospital.
Albany firefighters arrived at the house on Adirondack Street around 9:20 a.m. to find it fully engulfed in flames. The woman's toddler and brother were in the home at the time of the fire. The man was able to escape through a window with the toddler. However, he suffered a severe, but non-life threatening cut.
The fire department continued battling the blaze while responders performed resuscitation efforts on the mother and cared for the toddler and 19-year-old uncle.
All three victims were taken to Albany Medical Center, where the mother later died. The toddler and uncle stayed at the hospital overnight for observation.
The house was heavily damaged by fire, smoke and water. The cause of the fire is still under investigation; however Abriel said the fire may have begun in the garage.