NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) – Fire officials said there were no smoke alarms in Brooklyn house where an 8-year-old boy died in a fire Wednesday.
Four other people suffered minor injuries in the blaze at the two-story house in the borough’s Mill Basin neighborhood.
Firefighters responded to a call just before 6 a.m., and brought the fire under control within a half hour. They said the blaze began in the back of the first floor apartment.
The cause off the fire was under investigation Thursday.
The boy lived with his sister, uncle and grandmother in an apartment at 2051 East 57th Street. The boy’s uncle said he couldn’t sleep Wednesday morning so he went out for a walk and when he returned the house was on fire.