Elderly man killed in Bronx apartment fire

February 5, 2008 12:01:52 PM PST
One man was killed in an apartment building fire in the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx Tuesday. Police say an elderly man was trapped inside his apartment at 1317 West Farms Road when fire broke out just before 11:30 a.m.

The man, described by neighbors as wheelchair-bound, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another person was taken to Jacobi Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.