Toddler, teen are among 3 killed in NYC fire

AP News
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 12:22 AM
Toddler, teen are among 3 killed in NYC fire

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.