3 killed, 8 injured in Soundview fire

One child and two adults are dead after flames engulfed a three-family home in Soundview on New Year's Eve. The FDNY has not released details

Witnesses say the fire broke out just before 6 a.m. in the first floor of a building on Beach Avenue near Lafayette Avenue.

Witnesses say the fire broke out just before 6 a.m. in the first floor of a building on Beach Avenue near Lafayette Avenue. (12/31/12)

THE BRONX - One child and two adults are dead after flames engulfed a three-family home in Soundview on New Year's Eve.

More than 125 firefighters battled the three-alarm fire on Beach Avenue near Lafayette Avenue just before 6 a.m.

The FDNY has not released details about the victims, but neighbors say they are a boy and his grandparents. At least three other people and five firefighters also suffered injuries.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but officials are calling it suspicious. Two Red Cross teams are helping those who have been displaced.

Officials say the other child and two adults who were injured are being treated at Jacobi Medical Center.  

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