Boy Dies, 4 Injured in NYC Fire

Associated Press - December 30, 2010

NEW YORK - Fire officials say an 8-year-old boy died in a fire that spread through his Brooklyn home.

Four other people suffered minor injuries in the blaze early Wednesday morning at the two-story house in the borough's Mill Basin neighborhood. Fire officials say there were no smoke alarms in the house.

Firefighters responded to a call just before 6 a.m., and brought the fire under control within a half hour.

The cause off the fire is under investigation.