Two dead, including girl, 5, in fire in East Harlem NYCHA apartment

A 5-year-old girl and her father’s girlfriend were killed after a fire broke out in their East Harlem NYCHA apartment early Wednesday, authorities said.

The blaze in the Jackie Robinson Houses also left the girl’s 46-year-old father is in critical condition.

The fire broke out about 2:35 a.m. inside the family’s sixth-floor apartment on E. 129th St. near Lexington Ave., police said.

Medics rushed father and daughter to Harlem Hospital, where the girl died. The father’s 36-year-old girlfriend was taken to Lincoln Hospital but she could not be saved.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but a police source said the initial indication is there was an electrical problem inside the apartment. The fire was contained to the victims’ home.

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