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6-year-old boy killed in Bronx fire identified

6-year-old boy killed in Bronx fire identified.

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx – The New York Police Department identified a 6-year-old boy who died when he and his father tried to escape after a fire broke out at their Bronx NYCHA compound on Friday night.

Police believe little Aiden Hayward and his father ran out of their 19th-floor apartment in an attempt to get out of the building but were hit by the thick smoke billowing through the building.

Firefighters found the boy and his 32-year-old father unconscious in the hallway outside their apartment, according to authorities.

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering smoke inhalation and was later pronounced dead, police said.

His father was also taken to an area hospital due to smoke inhalation, where he remained in critical condition Saturday night, authorities said.

Firefighters responded around 5:17 p.m. after a fire broke out in a building’s trash compactor chute along East 135th Street and Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood, authorities said.

Ten others, including two firefighters, suffered non-fatal injuries during the fire, the FDNY said.

The fire was brought under control shortly before 7:20 pm, but the smoke had already caused damage to much of the building and some homes.

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