Lucas Silverio

(Meredith) - A 3-year-old girl and the brave teen who tried to save her from a burning building have both died, according to multiple reports.

The fire broke out Sunday morning in a 16-story apartment building in the Bronx, the New York City Fire Department said. 

Soon after helping his grandmother out, 19-year-old Lucas Silverio ran up to the 14th floor to save a little girl who was separated from her mother,  ABC 7 New York reported. 

Silverio picked up 3-year-old Yasleen McDonald and tried to escape the flames. The two collapsed after they were overcome by smoke in the hallways, according to the New York Post. Both were rushed to nearby hospitals, with burns reportedly covering 80 percent of their bodies.

The young girl died Monday and the teen died Wednesday.

Family members called Silverio a "brave solider who risked his own life to save another," on a GoFundMe page created to support his family.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, neighbor Bridget Stewart remembered Yasleen as a "joyous, happy, bubbling little 3-year-old."

"For her short life, she touched many hearts. She is truly going to be missed by this community," Stewart said, according to the newspaper. 

Yasleen's loved ones have raised more than $4,000 to help cover her funeral expenses.

The fatal fire reportedly started in a trash compactor, but the cause remains under investigation. 

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