NY Post - October 30, 2011by COLIN MIXON
It wasn't clear what sparked the flames that left the unidentified man struggling to survive at Maimonides Medical Center with second-degree burns on his upper body and in his airways.
The blaze began at around 8:25 p.m. yesterday, in a fifth-floor apartment of the six-story building at 4800 14th Ave.
Residents were allowed to return to their apartments after the inferno was extinguished at around 10:20 p.m.
Officials were still investigating the cause of the blaze late last night but said it did not immediately appear to be weather-related.
The building's heat was on and firefighters did not notice a space heater in the home.