Firefighters made multiple attempts to go into the burning three-story building to rescue people inside but the fire was so fierce that it caused the center of the structure to collapse.
The fire broke out around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment on Fourth Avenue.
Daniel Ignacio, 31, was convicted last month on five counts of murder, arson and other charges for intentionally setting the 2010 blaze.
One person is dead after a fire broke out Sunday in South Jamaica, Queens.
The fire broke out inside the fourth floor of a brownstone at 977 Grant Avenue. The call came in around 3:10 Sunday morning. It took 60 firefighters about a half an hour to bring the fire under control.
Miguel Chan lost his wife in a fire two years ago in their Bensonhurst, Brooklyn home, and he lives to this day with memories of the horrifying experience of having to drop his two young children out of a window to safety as the blaze raged.
A woman was killed, and two others were injured, in a fire in Suffolk County Sunday afternoon.
One person was rescued from inside the home on Reock Street, an area where there are a lot of abandoned buildings.
A man has died after being rescued from a fire in the Taft Houses development in Harlem.
An 8-year-old boy was killed early Saturday when a fire broke out at his home in the Flatbush-Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn.
A fire at a nightclub in Brazil left 232 people dead overnight.
A man was killed Saturday when a fast-moving fire roared through his home in Newark.
A man was killed Sunday in a fire in a Borough Park, Brooklyn apartment building.
The owner of a multi-unit apartment building in Paterson, N.J., where four people died in a fire in 2010 reached a plea deal that will keep her out of prison Wednesday.
Fire investigators in Suffolk County were trying to determine the cause Tuesday night of a fire that killed a 61-year-old man the night before.