Girl, 3, Clings to Life After Brooklyn Blaze

NY Daily News - December 28, 2007

by EDGAR SANDOVAL and MICHAEL WHITE

Firefighters carried a severely injured 3-year-old girl from a blaze that tore through the living room of a Brooklyn rowhouse Thursday night, authorities said.

Gabriela Rogers was found in the back of the Bedford-Stuyvesant house's main floor soon after firefighters arrived about 7:30 p.m., fire officials said.

She was listed in critical condition in New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell with burns over 70% of her body, officials said.

The girl's father, Herbie Rogers, said he left the Stuyvesant Ave. house around 7 p.m. to go to a store and came back to find the house on fire.