Tragedy Hits After Hero Dad Saves Daughter from Fire
Posted: Feb 19, 2016 8:25 PM CDT
BUFFALO, N.Y.(CBS NEWS) -- Authorities say a man who carried one of his children out of a burning western New York apartment house and went back inside to rescue others was one of two people to die in the fire.
Buffalo fire officials say the blaze broke out around 4 a.m. Friday in a two-story home shared by members of the same family. Authorities say a man living in the downstairs apartment carried his 8-year-old daughter outside before going back in for his wife and two other children, who made it out safely.
The man died, as did another man living in the upstairs apartment.
The 8-year-old is hospitalized with burns to 90 percent of her body. Authorities say a 3-year-old boy is being treated for smoke inhalation and a 1-year-old boy was not injured.
Witnesses told CBS Buffalo affiliate WIVB-TV the family of five had just moved into the downstairs portion of the building one week prior to the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.