Brooklyn fire kills man trapped inside rowhouse


Fire swept through a two-story rowhouse in Brooklyn yesterday, killing a man who was trapped inside.

The victim was believed to be a 31-year-old man, but city fire officials had not confirmed his identity late last night.

The fire started on the ground floor at 1348 Patapsco Ave. about 2 p.m. and took about a half-hour for 50 city firefighters to bring under control.

Two firefighters suffered minor steam burns and a third injured his foot, said city Fire Department spokesman Donald Heinbuch.

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