Possible landlord-tenant dispute leads to fire, injuries in Canarsie, Brooklyn

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A resident of the home on East 98th Street is believed to have set the fire just after 11:10 p.m. Thursday night and fled.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A possible landlord-tenant dispute sparked a fire that injured a resident of a Canarsie, Brooklyn, home and a neighbor.

A resident of the home on East 98th Street is believed to have set the fire just after 11:10 p.m. Thursday night and fled.

A 32-year-old woman who lives there and a 69-year-old neighbor who may have rushed to help inhaled smoke and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 27-year-old resident who is suspected of setting the fire fled the scene but later turned himself in.

No charges were immediately filed

Detectives are looking into whether a landlord tenant dispute proceeded the fire.

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