Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY (October 9, 2019) – A 64-year-old man was tragically killed and another person seriously injured in a house fire on Tuesday afternoon, October 8th. The fire occurred in the basement of a house located in the 400 block of East 96th Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Fire officials were dispatched to the scene at around 2:00 p.m. after a good Samaritan smelled smoke and began working to assist the victims. One hundred firefighters responded to the call and two people were pulled from the residence.
A 64-year-old man who did not make it out of the cellar was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim was transported to a nearby hospital where they have been listed in serious condition.
The official cause of the fire is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Fires and Explosions in New York
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