Two dead, multiple injured in 2-alarm fire in Brooklyn

DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn – Two people are dead and multiple were injured after a fire broke out in Brooklyn Thursday morning.

FDNY responded to reports around 7 a.m. about a fire on the first and third floor at a multiple dwelling residence at 6709 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights.

FDNY discovered a 58-year-old male and a 56-year-old female unconscious and unresponsive in the third floor of the apartment. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Among the injured were two children, including a 4-year-old girl and a 3-month-old boy, who were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.   Two adults, ages 31 and 30, were also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Law enforcement sources say it was deliberately set.