NEW YORK (TIP): An elderly man suffered burns and died soon after being pulled from a Bronx house fire Thursday, November 5 night, cops said.
Paramedics frantically tried to revive the man after rescuing him from the first floor of a flaming three-story house on Weeks Ave. near E. 175th St. in Mount Hope, officials and witnesses said.
The blaze broke out at 8 p.m in the first-floor living room, Fire Department officials said.
When he was taken from the burning building, the man’s heart had stopped and he was not breathing on his own, said FDNY Deputy Chief Anthony Montera.
The badly burned senior was pronounced dead at 9 p.m at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, police said.
Witnesses said first responders had performed CPR on the elderly man for more than 30 minutes.
He was shirtless and had burns on both arms and his feet, said neighbor Hubert Baker.
They brought out a body and tried to revive them,” said Baker. “He was almost naked. He had shorts on, that’s it.”
Another man, who witnesses described as younger, was also taken to the hospital in stable condition, officials said.
The 60 firefighters at the scene had the flames under control by 8:52 p.m.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.