DITMAS PARK – Two Ditmas Park residents are dead after a fire broke out on the sixth floor of their apartment building late last night.
The blaze broke out on the top story of 529 East 22 Street, just off Ditmas Avenue, sometime around 2:00 am, said fire officials. 12 FDNY units and 60 firefighters rushed to the scene, battling the fire and getting it under control by 3:20 am.
After the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the body of 59-year old Natalie Floyd in her sixth-floor apartment, pronouncing her dead at the scene.
Her 36-year old son, Isaac Floyd, was also removed from the apartment and rushed to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, only to be pronounced dead on arrival, said police.
The fire may have broken out in a garbage bag in the apartment, officials told the Daily News. The Fire Marshall will investigate and determine the official cause of the fire.
The building at 529 East 22nd Street is owned by Pinnacle group and was built in 1934. It contains 48 rent-regulated apartments.