Fire kills man, 83, on Upper East Side

July 23, 2011 9:10:42 AM PDT
An early morning fire claimed the life of an 83-year-old man.

The first was reported just before 1:00 a.m. at 815 Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.

Emergency crews transported two people to the hospital.

Howard Bogard was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

His 80-year-old wife was treated for smoke inhalation. She remained in the hospital in stable condition.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.