Deadly apartment fire in Brooklyn caused by careless smoking, FDNY says

  • Source: WABC-TV
  • Published: 08/11/2017 04:24 AM

Authorities say a deadly apartment fire in Brooklyn Thursday night was accidental, caused by careless smoking. 56-year-old Rupert Smith was killed in the blaze that broke out just after 10 p.m. in a six-story apartment building on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights. Investigators say the fire broke out in Smith's second-floor apartment and spread. When firefighters arrived, the fire was out the second-floor window. Once inside, firefighters found Smith in an apartment. He was unresponsive and had burns on his body.


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