Man arrested in connection to Canarsie fire that sent 2 to hospital

Police arrested a man for arson Friday in connection to a fire in Canarsie that sent two people to the hospital.

News 12 Staff

Nov 26, 2021, 6:49 PM

Updated 969 days ago

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Police arrested a man for arson Friday in connection to a fire in Canarsie that sent two people to the hospital.
The fire occurred Thursday night around 11 p.m. along East 98th Street. Police believe the fire was intentionally set. 
A 69-year-old man was taken to Brookdale Hospital, and a 32-year-old woman was taken to Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center - both for smoke inhalation.
The two people are said to be in stable condition.
Police took 27-year-old Melbourne Greene into custody. Greene is facing a charge of second-degree arson. 


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