93-year-old Lipa Briks dies in Coney Island fire

An elderly man is dead after a fire in a Coney Island high-rise. Authorities say 93-year-old Lipa Briks was found unconscious inside his 15th-floor apartment,

Officials say flames broke out inside a 20-story

Officials say flames broke out inside a 20-story building on West 8th Street.

BROOKLYN - An elderly man is dead after a fire in a Coney Island high-rise. 

Fire officials say flames broke out on the 15th floor of the Luna Park Apartment Complex on West 8th Street at around 1 a.m.

Authorities say 93-year-old Lipa Briks was found unconscious inside his 15th-floor apartment, and pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Many people in the large complex didn't even realize a fire had broken out.

The FDNY says the fire was accidental and caused by electrical wiring. 

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