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MOTHER LISTED AS CRITICAL AFTER FIRE KILLS 2 CHILDREN

A 35-year-old woman was listed in critical condition Saturday after a fire that killed her two children, officials said.

Selena Sanclemente was hospitalized with first-degree burns from the Friday morning fire in her Bronx apartment, which apparently started in a faulty electrical outlet in the living room, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Her 2-year-old daughter, Sachiel, died from her injuries Friday night, despite the efforts of a fire captain who had pulled her from the blaze. The girl's 10-year-old brother, Sam, was killed when he became wrapped in a curtain next to his bedroom window.

Ten firefighters were also hurt in the blaze in the Kingsbridge Heights neighborhood. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. and was brought under control about 45 minutes later.

The captain who pulled Sachiel from the fire, Michael McAndrew, remained hospitalized Saturday with burns to his hands, arms and legs, said Firefighter Kevin Nolan, a Fire Department spokesman. The other nine firefighters suffered minor injuries, he said.

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