A suspicious fire swept through the top floors of a four-story Brooklyn building Monday, killing two girls and a man and injuring several others, fire officials said.
The girls, 14 and 3, were found on the top floor, as was the 62-year-old man, according to a police spokesman, who did not provide any other information about the victims.
Police said a 47-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition. Three people were hospitalized with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening and two firefighters suffered minor injuries, a fire department spokesman said.
The fire was reported just after 5:30 p.m. in the borough's Bushwick section. About 60 firefighters battled the blaze, which was brought under control about an hour later.
"I seen fires in my life but I haven't seen a lot of fires like that," said witness Joshua Landy.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but it was deemed suspicious, Fire Chief Stephen Moro said.