Sunday, March 18, 2018

Report: 7th Street resident dies in early-morning apartment fire


An early-morning fire at 244 E. Seventh St. between Avenue C and Avenue D reportedly left one man dead and three other people injured.

According to the Daily News, the fire started on the first floor of the six-story walk up around 6:10 a.m.

Per the News:

The fire was confined to the rear apartment, where the victim was found dead in a cluttered rear bedroom...

Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of the deadly blaze.

Updated 12:25 p.m.

amNew York reports that the victim was 71 years old.

Updated 3/19

NY1 reported that the victim was Barry Allen. There wasn't a smoke alarm in the apartment where the fire started, and the alarm in the hallway was not working, the FDNY said.

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