Resident dead after two-alarm fire rips through Brooklyn home

A two-alarm fire claimed the life of a resident at 17 Pulaski St. in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of a deadly, two-alarm inferno in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning that claimed a resident’s life.

According to FDNY sources, the blaze broke out just after 6:25 a.m. on May 19 inside of 17 Pulaski St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Authorities said the fire ignited on the top floor of the four-story residence, quickly spreading to two adjoining structures with heavy smoke and flames.

More than 100 Fire Department personnel from 25 units rushed to the scene to contain the fire. While battling the blaze, firefighters pulled an unidentified resident from the burning building who was subsequently pronounced dead.

Firefighters work the scene of a two alarm fatal fire at 17 Pulaski Street.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Fire Department sources indicated that firefighters, upon inspecting the dwelling, did not see any working smoke detectors inside.

No other injuries were reported at the scene. Firefighters were able to place the fire under control at about 7:05 a.m. 

With reporting by Lloyd Mitchell