Deadly fire in Midwood, Brooklyn

July 21, 2010 6:54:31 AM PDT
One person was found dead after a fire broke out in a home in Midwood, Brooklyn, early Wednesday.The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. on East 35th Street, between Avenue J and Avenue K, near the border between Midwood and the Flatlands section of Brooklyn.

The two-story home suffered heavy damage from the fire, as did the building next door. Firefighters were able to enter the building and extinguish the flames rather quickly, but they discovered a body on the second floor of the house.

The victim, a 23-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other residents were able to escape the flames.

Authorities are investigating what caused the fire.