Several people were injured and one person died in two fire accidents in New York City this week-end.
Early Saturday around 12;14 am two civilians and two firefighters were injured in a three-alarm blaze in Washington Heights. According to the NY Daily News , the fire started in an apartment on the sixth floor of a building located on Broadway and W. 151st Street. The fire and the smoke spread quickly through the building and 138 firefighters were needed to stop it.
On Sunday morning around 4:00 am, another fire started in a house in Jackson Heights, Queens killing an 88 year old man who was living there. 65 firefighters were called to the rescue. It took them 45 minutes to stop the blaze that ravaged the house located on 87th Street and 35th Avenue in Queens, NYC. The victim was found dead by the firefighters with severe burns on his body.
The NY Daily News also reported that a third person died from another house fire in Queens that occurred last Monday. The fire was started by a cigarette in a house where no smoke detectors were working.