Early Morning Fire Claims Life Of 66-Year-Old Shewming Seto On East 29th Street
A fire ripped through a two-story semi-detached house in Marine Park early this morning, killing the 66-year-old homeowner.
First responders rushed to the scene of the two-alarm blaze at 1836 East 29th Street at 3:51am today. Firefighters battled the flames for about an hour and a half, finally bringing it under control at 5:20am.
When they entered the home, they found Shewming Seto collaped on the floor. He was pulled out of the building and pronounced dead at the scene by EMS responders.
The fire began on the first floor, and quickly spread to the rest of the home. Neighboring homes were evacuated until the flames were tamed.
Seven firefighters were treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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