Vincentian woman perishes in house fire in Brooklyn
The two-storey house where a Vincentian woman perished
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June 5, 2023
Vincentian woman perishes in house fire in Brooklyn

An elderly Vincentian woman is dead after a fire broke out overnight in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York.

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) responded just after 3 a.m on Monday, June 5 to a two-storey home at 738 E. 52 St., on the corner of Avenue D, media reports say.

When first responders arrived, they were met by heavy fire and smoke coming from a second floor apartment.

Pix II quoted a Fire Department spokesperson as saying that the blaze took 12 FDNY units and 60 members to subdue.

During their efforts to extinguish the fire, first responders found a woman unconscious and unresponsive inside a residence.

Emergency Medical Services tended to the victim, but ultimately pronounced her dead at the scene.

The deceased has been identified as Antonia Messiah, a national of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Six people were also displaced by the fire.

The Fire Marshall will determine the cause of the blaze and the investigation remains ongoing.