Two Dead in Dyker Heights, No Smoke Detectors in Apartment Building Blaze

By Paul Stremple – November 9, 2017

The apartment building at 6709 11th Ave in Dyker Heights, where this morning’s fire broke out (Screenshot via Google Maps)

DYKER HEIGHTS – There were no working smoke detectors in the Dyker Heights building where fire left two dead and sent a handful of others to the hospital this morning.

The fire, at 6709 11th Avenue, broke out this morning around 7:00 am. 25 units and 106 firefighters responded to the 2nd alarm fire and had the blaze under control by 8:15 am, said the FDNY.

Once the fire was extinguished, EMS on the scene found a 58-year man and 56-year old woman unconscious and unresponsive in a third floor apartment, said police. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
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