Fire in Hempstead claims life of young boy, pregnant woman in critical condition

Posted at 11:11 PM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-09 23:11:07-05

A fire in Hempstead took the life of an 8-year-old Long Island boy.

This apartment blaze sent 11 people to the hospital and took 300 firefighters to put out.

Police say one of the injured is a pregnant woman who suffered a heart attack, she is in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

250 people are now homeless from the blaze.