NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An elderly man is deadly following an early-morning fire in the Bronx.
Flames broke out around 2:45 a.m. at a high-rise building on Casals Place in Co-Op City.READ MORE: Police Officers Inside Waretown, N.J. Dunkin' Save Choking 10-Month-Old
Police said the 85-year-old was found unconscious and unresponsive inside his apartment, and a 49-year-old woman was suffering from smoke inhalation in the lobby.READ MORE: With Election Day A Week Away, NYC Mayoral Candidates Courting Latino Voters
Both victims were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where the man was pronounced dead. Two firefighters were also treated for minor injuries on the scene.
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