Crown Heights

1 killed, several injured in fire at Crown Heights building

August 17, 2018 Associated Press
291 Buffalo Ave. prior to the blaze. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo

Officials say one person has died and three others are hospitalized with serious injuries after a fire broke out at a Crown Heights building housing a deli and apartments.

The blaze broke out around 6 a.m. Friday in a corner building at 291 Buffalo Street.

Official say four people were been taken to hospitals, where a woman died from her injuries. The three others are reported in critical condition. Six other people, including four firefighters, suffered minor injuries.

The fire started in a four-story building with a deli on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. Fire officials say the blaze apparently started in the deli, which was closed at the time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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