Monday, August 28, 2017

Elderly Jewish Couple Die in Early Morning Fire In BP

Two people have died in a three-alarm fire early Monday morning in Brooklyn.

Crew responded around 3:45 a.m. to the single-family home on 44th between 12th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park. Firefighters said when they got the call, the fire had already been burning for some time, making it difficult for them to fight.

“There was a large body of fire when our unit first came in on the first floor and the second floor going up the stairwell and the interior stairs,” FDNY Deputy Chief Russ Regan said. “It was a very fast-moving fire.”

Regan also said “there was a lot of debris inside the building.”

Officials say a 61-year-old man, a 59-year-old woman and their adult daughter were found inside the home. The couple was unconscious in a second floor back bedroom while the daughter was found on a fire escape, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.

Police confirmed that both parents died at the hospital and the daughter is listed in stable condition. One firefighter was transported to the hospital, but the deputy chief says he is expected to be OK.

The blaze was contained inside the house so the homes that were on either side were not touched, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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