ALBANY, N.Y. -- A handyman working at another home in Albany helped save a life Monday morning, reporting the fire he saw at 69 Adirondack St.
Three people inside the home were sent to the hospital, including a mother, her young daughter and her brother-in-law, who jumped through a window to save the toddler's life.
The mother went into cardiac arrest when crews first pulled her out. The mother and the toddler were taken to Albany Medical Center. She was listed in critical condition as of 5:30 p.m.
As of 3 p.m., the mother was breathing but still unconscious. Once she is stable, the deputy fire chief says they will fly her to a medical facility with a hyperbaric chamber for treatment.
Officials say the toddler seemed fine, but is being evaluated for smoke inhalation. There is no word on how the fire started.
The brother-in-law also was injured when he handed the toddler to the good Samaritan, and escaped the fire through a window.