5 FDNY firefighters hurt in blaze that killed 1

The blaze killed a woman and her dog, who were alone in the house at the time of the fire


By Graham Rayman
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A 21-year-old woman and her dog died and five firefighters were injured in a blaze in a Staten Island house early Thursday, officials said.

The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. in a wood-framed home on Hatfield Place near Crittenden Place in Elm Park. The woman and her dog were alone in the house at the time.

The victim, who was found unconscious, was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center, where she died.

The fire does not appear to be suspicious, a FDNY spokesman said.

ABC Eyewitness News reported that the woman’s parents also live there and were not at home at the time of the fire. It said her father is a retired law enforcement member who was in Florida at a family member’s funeral.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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