Two dead in Brooklyn van fire

November 27, 2009 7:39:49 PM PST
Two people are dead Friday after getting trapped inside a burning van.It happened near 3rd Avenue and 45th Street in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.

The van was parked under a bridge along the BQE. Residents in the area say the van has been parked there for a long time, and it is unclear if the victims were homeless.

The cause of the fire is not known.

Two teenagers who saw smoke coming from the van tried to get help, but the vehicle burst into flames.