2 Dead, 9 Injured In Belmont Fire

2 Dead, 9 Injured In Belmont Fire
Photo by Edwin Soto

Two people were killed in an early morning fire in Belmont.

According to the FDNY, the fire started inside a first floor apartment at 2381 Hoffman Street on Monday, March 5 at around 1:30 a.m.

Approximately nine people including three firefighters were injured and underwent hospitalization.

Fire marshals have not yet determined a cause, but they believe an open apartment door allowed the blaze to spread quickly.

Two men, whose identities have not been revealed, died after being trapped by the flames.

Red Cross teams were on the scene to provide temporary housing, emergency funds, blankets and other assistance to eight displaced households consisting of 12 adults and 3 children.