Police & Fire

One Dead and Four Injured in Wingate Fire

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451 Kingston Ave (Via PropertyShark)

WINGATE—A fire last night in an apartment building on Kingston Ave left one man dead and four others injured.

FDNY responded to a 911 call of a residential fire inside 451 Kingston Ave at 10:11pm last night, August 10. The fire took place on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the six-story apartment building, said the FDNY

Responders found one resident deceased inside apartment B18. There were two critical and two minor injuries reported. The injured were transported to nearby Downstate Medical Center, said the FDNY.

The deceased has been identified as Rupert Smith, 56.

12 units and 60 firefighters were on scene, with the fire under control by 10:48pm, said an FDNY representative. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This fire comes just after another fatal blaze the night before in nearby Crown Heights.

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