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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Borough Park, NY - Blaze Leaves Elderly Man Fighting for Life

Borough Park, NY - An elderly man was in critical condition last night after a fire tore through his Borough Park apartment, fire officials said.

It wasn’t clear what sparked the flames that left the unidentified man struggling to survive at Maimonides Medical Center with second-degree burns on his upper body and in his airways.

The blaze began at around 8:25 p.m. yesterday, in a fifth-floor apartment of the six-story building at 4800 14th Ave.

Officials were still investigating the cause of the blaze late last night but said they found the apartment in a collyers mansion condition.

Hatzolah responded to the scene, there were a total of three people injured but others were not life threatening.

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