East Harlem, NY (October 10, 2019) – A fire broke out inside of an apartment in East Harlem Wednesday afternoon, October 9th, tragically resulting in the death of one man. The fire occurred inside an apartment located at the East Park Houses on East 122nd Street.
The blaze was reported to have started shortly before 2:30 p.m., resulting in multiple fire crews being dispatched to the scene. Police stated that the fire started in the bedroom of the apartment and that crews were able to extinguish it in a timely manner.
Darryl Barnes, 55, was pulled from the apartment and taken to a hospital with burns over a large portion of his body. He was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later. Authorities are working to establish the cause of the fire.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Darryl Barnes at this time.
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