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Pair of 22-Year-Olds Die in Brooklyn Apartment Fire: NYPD

The fire was contained to a fourth-floor apartment, where the man and woman were found and later died.

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A man and a woman, both in their 20s, died in an early morning fire in Brooklyn, police said.

Police say the pair of 22-year-olds were found unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom of the top-floor apartment on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope around 2 a.m. Wednesday. They were both transported to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where the man, later identified as Steven Munoz, was pronounced dead.

The woman, Destiny Marmoles, later succumbed to her injuries, according to police.

Officials say the apartment's door was shut and the fire was contained to only that unit, likely saving the lives of others in the building.

Nearby residents reported seeing heavy smoke around the area, making them think the fire was coming from inside their own building. Fire officials are investigating to find the cause of the inferno, and those displaced by the flames have been given hotel rooms.

The blaze was the fifth fatal fire in the city in just a 48-hour span.

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