Elderly mother, son perish in Midwood blaze

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

A 91-year-old woman and her son died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a raging inferno that scorched their E. 15th Street home in Midwood, and sent four others to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries, according to a spokesman for the FDNY.

Firefighters were called in to battle the blaze between avenues I and H at 3:33 am, and a few minutes after arriving sounded a second alarm, calling in reinforcements.

No fewer than 106 of New York’s Bravest converged to combat the fire that ravaged the two-story, brick, single-family home, which was finally quenched nearly an hour after firefighters arrived.

A 91-year-old woman was carried unconscious from the smoldering house, only to die outside of her home. The woman’s 63-year-old son also died, after clinging to life just long enough to reach Kings County Hospital, where he was declared dead.

All other injuries were non-life-threatening, according to an FDNY spokesman.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
Excuse me if this has already been asked, but wouldn't it be a wiser to avoid such a potentially dangerous situation by perhaps, and pardon the thought given the terrible circumstances, not sticking around when the house is on fire? Thank you for reading.
Oct. 31, 2013, 11:38 am
John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
Ahhhh. Very close-but still no Wasserman. I'm sorry to say this. Please try again. John Wasserman.
Oct. 31, 2013, 12:25 pm

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: