Victim of deadly building fire in East Flatbush identified; girl, 8, treated for minor injury

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Monday, May 15, 2023
Woman killed, child injured in building fire in Brooklyn
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The woman, who was on oxygen, was overcome by smoke, authorities said.

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities have identified the woman killed in an overnight fire in Brooklyn.

67-year-old Janice Ross was on oxygen and overcome by smoke after flames broke out just after 2 a.m. Monday, officials said.

An 8-year-old girl was also injured in the blaze at a building on East 92nd Street.

She was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a minor injury.

Investigators are still working to determine what sparked the fire.

It broke out around the same time as an explosive fire that engulfed a parking garage in East New York.

The parking garage fire damaged up to eight cars.


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