Deadly Flatbush Fire Was Result Of Voodoo Ritual, Fire Marshal’s Report Said

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Fire officials said a voodoo ritual caused the deadly fire in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn last weekend.

Candles used during the ceremony ignited bed linens and clothes on the floor, according to the fire marshal’s report.

The fire then spread the rest of the apartment building on East 29th Street in Flatbush last Sunday.

A 64-year-old woman died in the fire and 20 firefighters were injured.

Investigators are calling the fire an accident.

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  • jay gerooph

    people really lost their minds

  • PM

    SO people are now we are seeing poeple charged with manslaughter for having a car accident but these idiots will get away with this stupidity. There is something very wrong with that. What is going on in this country?

  • dr mengle,got twins?

    oh my…its ANGEL HEART comes back again….the movie..and maybe they were trying to help do know the place is still in ruins..perhaps conjuring up spirits to avenge???buga buga

  • Glenn Erdmann


  • Moose

    PROSECUTE! Rituals should be against the ;aw. Live like an American or LEAVE’ especially when others are innocently affected.Moose

    • KPMc

      Yes…because no “American” religions burn candles.

      For that matter… what about all the American Princesses that burn scented candles?

      How about romantic candlelight dinners?

      Let’s outlaw them all. In fact, no one except government-licensed professionals should be allowed to have an open flame of any kind. We can use electric ovens and microwaves. It’s for our safety, the government knows whats best for us lemmings.

      That being said, If there was some kind of malicious intent or blatant negligence then by all means do prosecute. But outlawing rituals? Yeah, that sounds like a good American ideal.

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