3 dead in 4 separate fires in the Bronx

Three people died in four separate fires across the Bronx Saturday.

Three people have died in three separate fires

Three people have died in three separate fires across the Bronx Saturday.

THE BRONX - Three people died in four separate fires across the Bronx Saturday.

The latest fire started around 7:45 p.m. at 934 E. 228th St.

FDNY officials say a 76-year-old man was found dead in the basement.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused that fire, but say it may have started from something left on a stove.

Earlier on Saturday, officials say a 60-year-old woman was killed and four others were injured by a fire in an apartment at 1354 Beach Ave. That fire sparked around 3 a.m.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire was electrical.

Three hours later, Carlos Villafane, 26, was found dead on the second floor of a burning apartment just blocks away, at 1795 Guion Place.

Officials are emphasizing the importance of making sure all residents have working smoke detectors with fresh batteries.

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