Elderly Couple, Teen Killed in Huge Three-Alarm Blaze in The Bronx

NY Post - December 31, 2012

by JESSICA SIMEONE

A fire raged through a Bronx home this morning -- claiming the lives of two elderly people and a teen, authorities said.

The 3-alarm blaze broke out around 5:45 a.m. engulfed the second and third floors of the house on Beach Avenue near Lafayette Avenue, said a spokesman for the FDNY.

In total, 33 units and 140 firefighters responded to the fire that spread to the house next door, fire officials said.

Three people were taken to Jacobi Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, fire officials said. Two adults, in their 70’s, and one teenaged boy died in the blaze, said a spokesman for the FDNY.

The fire was placed under control at 9:30 a.m., officials said.