Homeless man living in subway station dies in underground fire
A homeless man holed up in an underground subway station died late Sunday night after a fire ripped through the abandoned room he was living in, police said Monday.
The man, who was not identified, died from smoke inhalation and smoke burns to his head, torso and extremities, the city medical examiner’s office said. His death was classified as accidental.
Police and fire officials discovered him at the F station at Lexington Ave/63rd Street after a fire erupted in the deserted crew room at around 9 p.m. He was declared dead at the scene.
Fire officials are still investigating what caused the blaze.