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
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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.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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