27-Year-Old Man Dies & 4 People are Hurt in Fire on Plimpton Ave. in The Bronx

NY Daily News - January 27, 2012

by Rocco Parascandola NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Cause of blaze under investigation

A man died and four other people were injured when a fire erupted in the Bronx Thursday morning, authorities said. The all-hands blaze started about 12:10 a.m. in a commercial building on Plimpton Ave. in High Bridge and took 60 firefighters a little under an hour to get under control.

The man who died, 27, was rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital with severe burns, but could not be saved, a Fire Department spokesman said. His name was not immediately released.

A 21-year-old man with serious burns was in critical but stable condition at Jacobi Hospital. A 37-year-old woman was in stable condition at the same hospital with a burn on her right hand.

A 47-year-old man suffered a cut on his arm and was taken to Lincoln Hospital. A 42-year-old man was being treated for smoke inhalation at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Both were in stable condition.

The cause of the fire was being investigated but it did not appear suspicious, authorities said.