NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fire in an Upper East Side high-rise Friday night has left one person dead and another critically injured.
Firefighters responded to the luxury building on East 84th Street and First Avenue at around 9 p.m. Friday night.READ MORE: COVID Anniversary: New York Marks 1 Year Since 1st Case Detected
Video shows flames and smoke pouring out of the windows of a unit on the 25th floor.READ MORE: New Jersey Sports Arenas Reopen At Limited Capacity
Firefighters were able to put the fire out in less than an hour, but a 76-year-old man inside the building could not be saved.
Investigators say he was found in a bedroom and died of severe burns. The victim has been identified as Joel Beeler.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Man Charged With Murder In Quadruple Stabbing That Killed Good Samaritan
The cause of the fire is not yet known.