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Fire in Brooklyn brownstone kills two, injures two others


A man and a woman — both in their 70s — were killed early Friday as a fire ripped through their Brooklyn apartment building, authorities said.


The blaze on Patchen Ave. near MacDonough St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant came just hours after a dozen people, including four children, were killed in the Bronx in the deadliest fire to hit the city in a quarter century.


Firefighters were called to the Brooklyn blaze about 3:15 a.m. and found a 79-year-old woman dead on the second floor of the three-story building, officials said.


First responders pulled a 76-year-old man from the building and rushed him to Interfaith Hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.

Twelve people dead in massive Bronx fire


A 55-year-old old man was taken to Woodhull Hospital and is expected to survive, sources said.


A firefighter was also injured in the blaze, which raged for hours before being snuffed out, officials said. Over 100 firefighters responded to the call.


The fire destroyed the second and third floors before being doused.


The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Friday morning.

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