EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man was killed when a fire broke out at his East Harlem apartment Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency crews responded to the blaze at the Park East Houses on East 122nd Street just before 2:30 p.m., police said.
When they arrived, firefighters extinguished the blaze inside the apartment unit’s bedroom, cops said.
Once the fire was extinguished, 55-year-old Darryl Barnes was found with burns to a large portion of his body, according to authorities.
He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the fire does not appear to be suspicious.