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Elderly mother, son perish in Midwood blaze

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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 cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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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

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