1 killed in Prospects Heights fire

Police say one person was killed in an early morning blaze in Prospect Heights.Officials say the fire broke out at 767 Washington Ave. on the

BROOKLYN - Police say one person was killed in an early morning blaze in Prospect Heights.

Officials say the fire broke out at 767 Washington Ave. on the second floor around 3:30 a.m. The victim, Choy Barrington, was a 21-year-old cosmetolgy school student who was three months pregnant, according to her boyfriend.

Fire officials say they believe the victim fell asleep on her bed while smoking a cigarette. Witnesses say they tried to help the victim but the flames were out of control.

Officials are still investigating the fire.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two teens attempting to jump from one rooftop 1 Teen dies trying to jump between rooftops
VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief 2 VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief
Doctors performed the risky surgery on Bellanie and 3 Formerly conjoined twins leave Westchester hospital
Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption 4 Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption
The Hutchinson River Parkway is named for Anne 5 Women's History Month: Anne Hutchinson

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE