1 killed, 2 injured in Olinville fire

One person was killed and two others were injured in an early morning fire that broke out inside an illegally converted apartment in Olinville, authorities

THE BRONX - One person was killed and two others were injured in an early morning fire that broke out inside an illegally converted apartment in Olinville, authorities say.

Fire officials say flames broke out at around 12:30 a.m. in the kitchen of the illegal residence at 3303 Bronxwood Ave.

Police say a 71-year-old resident was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The landlord, 51-year-old Marjorie Laws, was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition.

According to officials, a third resident, a man in his 50s, was also taken to the hospital with burns. He is currently listed in stable condition.

In the aftermath of the fire, the Department of Buildings has issued a vacate order for the rear garage, deeming it unsafe for occupancy.

The FDNY says the fatal incident is a reminder of the dangers of illegal conversions.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 1 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
A 21-year-old woman died after being shot in 2 Man in custody in Tinton Ave. slaying
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 3 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx
A pizzeria in Belmont that's been in the 4 Boogie Down Bites: Pugsley Pizza
News 12 the Bronx hit the streets to 5 Word on the Street: Paying for reserved parking

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE