Two People Killed, Several Injured in Dyker Heights Fire

BROOKLYN -

Two people were killed and several others were injured in a two-alarm fire in Brooklyn Thursday morning, which is being investigated as a suspicious blaze.

The fire occurred at a three-story building, populated by Asian-Americans, located at 6709 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights, around 7:00 a.m.

A 58-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the NYPD. A 31-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman, 4-year-old girl and a 3-month-old boy suffered smoke inhalation, and were transported to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition. Several other civilians and firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Sources familiar with the investigation told Hamodia that the blaze is being investigated as suspicious.

The Fire Department says there were no working smoke alarms in the building, and it set up a stand near the site of the fire Thursday distributing fire-safety information