FDNYalerts MAN ALL HANDS 244 E 7 ST, MULTIPLE DWELLING FIRE ON FIRST FLR,— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) March 18, 2018
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.
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.