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1 dead, 3 injured in NYC apartment fire

A toddler is among those injured in a first-floor fire at a Brooklyn apartment building

By Gardiner Anderson, Elizabeth Keogh
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A 67-year-old man was killed and three others, including a 2-year-old boy, were injured in a Brooklyn apartment fire Sunday, officials said.

The blaze broke out in a bedroom in a first-floor apartment at the Gowanus Houses on the corner of Bond and Wyckoff Sts. in Boerum Hill just after 4 p.m., FDNY Deputy Chief Joseph Duggan said at a news conference.

Firefighters called to the apartment discovered a 2-year-old boy, 67-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman trapped, all in cardiac arrest.

“There was a slight clutter condition inside, but that’s why we called for the [fire] marshals to conduct an investigation about why it started and why they couldn’t get out,” Duggan said. “It appears they were trying to make their way out when they were overcome.”

The victims were rushed to Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Brooklyn Methodist, where the 67-year-old died. His name was not immediately released.

The three other victims were listed in stable condition after suffering from smoke inhalation, police said.

The fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze.

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