NEW YORK – New York City fire officials are investigating a blaze that killed one person and seriously injured another.
WNBC-TV reports the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Thursday at a four-story building on Pacific Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Crews pulled two people from the Crown Heights brownstone as they worked to contain the flames.
Authorities say an 81-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her neighbor, a 49-year-old woman, suffered burns to her hand and was taken to a hospital. The television station reports she is expected to recover.
According to firefighters, the fire was extinguished about 2 a.m.