Apartment fire leaves 2 dead, 2 firefighters injured

BROOKLYN, NY – A devastating fire broke out in a Brooklyn apartment building Sunday evening, leading to the death of two men, according to the officials. The blaze broke out around 6:45 p.m. at the four-story building located at 159 Bay 29 Street, as reported by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

The department sent 60 firefighters and first responders to tackle the escalating situation. The FDNY stated that the fire was deemed under control in approximately an hour.

On the second floor of the building, situated in the Bath Beach neighborhood, two unidentified men were found unresponsive. The men were declared dead at the location. As of early Monday, additional details regarding the victims remained unavailable. The city’s medical examiner’s office will be conducting the post-mortem to determine the cause of death, as relayed by police.

The fire led to minor injuries for two firefighters present at the scene, the FDNY confirmed.

After the tragic incident, residents of the apartment building were displaced. A horrifying sight confronted the neighbors as they saw a man ablaze and in distress. Despite the ongoing chaos, the neighbors couldn’t provide assistance to the man.

A neighbor, who wished to remain unidentified, informed reporters that there have been several emergencies involving the apartment unit on fire. He stated that the occupants of the unit had previously caused fires due to leaving the stove on while intoxicated.

Inquiries into the cause of the fatal fire will be conducted by fire marshals, and the investigation is still ongoing.