Baby improving after escape from deadly fire

NEW YORK - (AP) - Relatives say a baby who suffered a fracturedskull in a dramatic escape from a deadly Brooklyn fire last monthis out of danger after a series of surgeries.

Five people died on Jan. 30 when fire ripped through anapartment building overcrowded with Guatemalan immigrants in theborough's Bensonhurst section.

Three-month-old Maria Maura Chan survived only because hermother dropped her and her 2-year-old brother out a second floorwindow as the flames closed in.

Their father, Miguel Chan, told reporters at a memorial serviceFriday that Maria is still hospitalized, but doing better andundergoing therapy for her sight and hearing.

The baby's mother didn't make it. Firefighters found her body inthe rubble.

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