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Mother and child killed in Mount Vernon fire

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Police have identified the mother as Nina Bryant and her daughter as Nadia. (11:51 PM) Police have identified the mother as Nina Bryant and her daughter as Nadia. (11:51 PM)
MOUNT VERNON -

A mother and her 17-month-old child were killed in a fast-moving fire early Sunday morning in Mount Vernon.

Officials say the entire home at 31 S. 13th Ave. was engulfed in flames when they arrived at the scene around 3:30 a.m.

News 12 is told that nine other family members lived in the home.

Police have identified the mother as Nina Bryant and her daughter as Nadia.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

One of the nine family members who survived was taken to Montefiore with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Neighbor Barovier Anderson was sound asleep early Sunday morning when the smell of smoke roused him.

When he realized his next-door neighbor’s house was on fire, he sprang into action, got his own family out and rushed to help.

"I had two fire extinguishers and tried to assist, but it was too much," he said.

Anderson said he got two little boys out of the burning house at 31 S. 13th Ave. and brought them into his home.

He then went back to the fire trying to get to the third floor after learning someone was trapped up there, but the flames were simply too much.

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