Boy, 5, dead, woman critically injured in Bronx apartment fire

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 5-year-old boy died in a Bronx apartment fire Monday morning, and his mother was seriously injured, officials said.

According to the FDNY, the fire broke out just after 9:30 a.m. at the Melrose Houses located at 305 East 153rd Street in Melrose.

Fire officials discovered the child and a 38-year-old woman inside of the residence both unconscious and unresponsive.

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EMS transported both victims to Lincoln Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.

The woman remains in critical condition with injuries related to the fire. Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, officials said.