Woman, baby rescued during two-alarm house fire in Richmond Hill: FDNY

Firefighters resued a woman and baby who were trapped inside a Richmond Hill home during a two-alarm fire on Saturday.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A woman and a baby trapped in heavy clutter were rescued by the FDNY during a two-alarm house fire near Forest Park in Richmond Hill on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters battled through heavy clutter to find two residents trapped in a private dwelling at 84-38 St. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The fire started in the kitchen of the home at 84-38 108th St. between Park Lane South and 85th Avenue at 12:30 p.m. and firefighters arrived on the scene as fire blew out a kitchen window. The fire spread to the second floor and attic, prompting a second alarm. More than 100 firefighters and EMS Personnel responded to the location.

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

One firefighter was injured and transported by EMS along with the woman and baby to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A third civilian was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the FDNY.

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The house fire was brought under control at 1:35 p.m. and FDNY fire marshals will determine the cause of the blaze.

Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.