Prospect Heights

1 dead, 1 critical after Brooklyn residential fire

January 21, 2015 Associated Press
Firefighters and paramedics stand at the scene of a 5-alarm fire where one person died and eight other people were injured in Brooklyn on Wednesday. About 30 people have been displaced by the fire. AP Photos/Peter Morgan
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Authorities say one person has died and another is critically injured following an early morning fire in Brooklyn.

The 5-alarm fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Flatbush Avenue in the Prospect Heights section.

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Police say a 46-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

Three other people were hospitalized in serious condition. About 30 people were displaced from their homes.

The Wall Street Journal says it appears the fire started in a hardware store.

The Fire Department says the cause is under investigation.


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