NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Fire officials said an elderly man died from burns sustained in a Staten Island house fire.
Investigators said 68-year-old Joseph Abdo was killed by the early-morning fire in Emerson Hill. The fire reportedly began inside his custom-designed room.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
“In the rear of the building where the main body of the fire was we found a male, 68-years-old, who succumbed to his burn injuries,” said Deputy Chief William Tanzosh of the FDNY.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
Published reports said Abdo lived with multiple sclerosis, and that his 64-year-old wife Margaret jumped to safety from the second floor of the house.
She was hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation.MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
There was no word on what sparked the Saturday fire.