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MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) — A 6-year-old child was killed in a fire in the Bronx on Friday night.

The two-alarm fire was reported around 5 p.m. on East 135th Street.

Heavy smoke was spotted coming from a trash compactor and pushed smoke through the upper floors.

Police say a 32-year-old man and the 6-year-old boy were found unconscious in a hallway.

Authorities say the child suffered severe smoke inhalation and was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

The 32-year-old, the child’s father, was taken to the same hospital in critical condition.

Eight other civilians were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

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