2007_12_stuym.jpgWhen fighting a fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant, firefighter saved a three-year-old girl who was left alone in a house on Stuyvesant Avenue. The FDNY responded at 7:23PM and heard the girl's cries coming from the rear of the house.

An FDNY spokesman explained to the NY Times, "The fire was between them and the girl. Normally they would pull the door to the fire room closed, but there was no door to pull closed, so they had to crawl underneath the flames.” The girl had burns over 70% of her body and was taken to the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's burn unit in critical condition.

Apparently the father had left the girl home alone to go to the store. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze.