Baby dies in Kensington house fire

A 6-month-old baby is dead after a fire ripped through a Kensington home in a Hasidic Jewish community Thursday.A police chief at the scene said

KENSINGTON - A 6-month-old baby is dead after a fire ripped through a Kensington home in a Hasidic Jewish community Thursday.

A police chief at the scene said the fire started on the second floor of the E. 3rd Street home where 6-month-old Tovia Goldman died. The baby's family managed to escape, but was unable to reach the child due to thick smoke and intense flames.

Neighbors praised the firefighters' quick response to the scene. They also expressed regret that the fatal fire came as the family celebrates the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.The Red Cross is assisting the family.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 1 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
The We Are the Resistance fundraiser allowed artists 2 Fundraiser highlights works of female 'resistance' artists
The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 3 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
The Brooklyn Public Library in Flatbush hosted an 4 Flatbush library hosts Motown karaoke event
Shirley Annita Chisholm was the African-American Congresswoman from 5 Black History Month: Shirley Anita Chisholm

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE