1 Dead, 1 Injured in Staten Island Basement Fire: Authorities

WNBC 4 - March 01, 2019

One person is dead and another injured after a fire broke out in the basement of a Staten Island residence Thursday morning, authorities say.

Police say they responded to a 911 call of a residential fire inside of a Spartan Avenue residence around 7:18 a.m.

The FDNY discovered a 55-year-old female unresponsive and unconscious and a 23-year-old male with a minor injury at the scene, police say.

The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification.

According to fire officials, the man that was hurt was transported to Richmond University Medical Center.

The NYC Fire Marshall will determine the cause of the fire, while the medical examiner will officially determine the cause of death of the victim.

The investigation is ongoing.