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.