Fire destroys 81st Street homes
An early morning fire has destroyed two Bay Ridge homes.
The fire broke out at 170 81st Street, on Thursday, June 21 at 3:27 a.m.
Angela Gorini Perrone, who lives on 82nd Street, directly behind the house that was on fire, woke up at about 3 a.m., smelling smoke. She searched around her home for a source, but couldnt find anything. When she made her way to the back of the house about 20 minutes later, she saw the backyard completely ablaze and called 9-1-1.
It was very strange. I explained the situation from my vantage point. There was no sound except for the crackling of fire, Perrone recalled. It struck me that people were still in the house, asleep. I helped 9-1-1 find the location, since I didnt know the address.