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1 child dead, 2 hurt in upstate NY fire

March 18, 2011 6:35:42 PM PDT
Authorities say one child has died and two others have been taken to a hospital after a house fire in New York's mid-Hudson Valley.

City of Newburgh police say emergency crews found heavy black smoke pouring from the two-story home when they arrived just after 2 p.m. Friday.

They say several residents, including at least two children, had managed to escape, but a 1-year-old girl died inside the house.

The three-alarm blaze drew firefighters from volunteer companies in surrounding towns to help.

Police have joined firefighters investigating the cause of the fire.

Newburgh is about 80 miles south of Albany.

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