Overnight Fire in Brooklyn House Kills 1: Cops

It is unclear what caused the fire

An fire in a Brooklyn house early Saturday left a 38-year-old resident dead, police said.

Joseph Barbara, who lived on the third floor of 1759 73rd Street in Bensohurst, was unconscious when firefighters found him shortly after midnight, and he was later declared dead.

It is unclear what caused the fire, which firefighters were able to put out quickly.


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