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Infant girl killed in Providence fire

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by James Swierzbin

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A deadly fast moving fire, tore through two apartment houses in Providence early Saturday morning.

The fire broke out on Bowdoin Street at around 3-o'clock, leaving more than a dozen people homeless and a 10-month old baby girl dead.

"I looked out the window and all I saw were flames shooting out of the 1st floor window across from my house." said Stacey Silva, who lives across the street from the building where the fire happened.

For Silva it wasn't just what she saw that will stay with her, it's what she heard, as the mother of the 10-month old infant called out for help.

"She was yelling, 'Somebody get my baby. Somebody help me get my baby.' She couldn't get back in to save her." said Silva.

After firefighters arrived, Silva saw the baby's father, try to take matters into his own hands.

"The father ran up to the fire truck and took the hose and ran like he was going to go into the house himself with the hose."

Unfortunately the fire was so intense and dangerous, no-one was able to get to the baby in time, to save her life.

"I can't even imagine losing her just before Christmas, I can't imagine it." said Silva.


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