Police Identify Man Killed in Upper East Side Apartment Fire

NY 1 - February 17, 2020

Police have identified the man killed in an apartment fire on Manhattan's Upper East Side Friday evening.

First responders found 76-year-old Joel Beeler severely burned in a bedroom on East 84th Street, just off First Avenue. They pronounced him dead at the scene.

The flames broke out around 9 p.m. Friday on the 25th floor of the 32-story building.

Fire officials say two other people were injured, but are expected to recover.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.