Fire Kills Eldery Parkchester Resident

Caution tape roped off 2051 St. Raymond Avenue which beared the scars from Tuesday morning’s deadly fire.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

A retired postal worker was the victim of a fatal fire last week in Parkchester. According to the NYPD, Patricia Parrish, 81, suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on the seventh floor of 2051 St. Raymond Avenue on Tuesday, February 7 at 12:30 a.m. Parrish was rushed to Jacobi Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. She had served as a Grand Central Station mail carrier for 50 years prior to her retirement. Firefighters were able to gain control over the blaze in under an hour. No other injuries were reported. Fire marshals are still investigating the incident.

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