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From The New York Shitty Inbox: Fire At 147 Conselyea Street
Filed under: 11211, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
It has come to my attention that number of people are curious as to serious police/FDNY activity last night (at approximately 9:00 p.m.). The following (which comes from the NYPD via an anonymous tipster), sadly is probably the reason:
On Friday June 1st, 2012 at approximately 2116 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a residential fire inside of 147 Conselya Street apartment 3r, within the confines of the 94th Precinct. Upon extinguishment of the fire by FDNY, police observed the victim (F/W/59) unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded and pronounced the victim DOA on the scene. The investigation is ongoing. The Medical examiner to determine cause of death and the NYC Fire Marshal to determine the cause of fire.
The identification of the victim is pending family notification.
I walked by this building late this afternoon: it has been (as you can see in the above photo provided by rosquet) totally eviscerated. I suspect I speak for many when I write my heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of the woman who perished in this fire and her neighbors who are now without a home.
UPDATE, June 3, a.m.: I have been made aware there is some kind of fundraising/donation effort being organized for one of the families* rendered homeless by this conflagration.
If/when I get the 411, I will post it here. Here you go!
*Who apparently has a child whose birthday is today (June 3rd).