Teen charged in Brownsville apartment fire that injured his 2 siblings

Police arrested a 15-year-old today in connection with Saturday’s Brownsville fire that injured his two siblings. Investigators say the teen was playing with matches when

Firefighters say the fire started on the second floor of an apartment building on Blake Avenue at around 3 a.m.

Firefighters say the fire started on the second floor of an apartment building on Blake Avenue at around 3 a.m. (7/8/13)

BROOKLYN - Police arrested a 15-year-old today in connection with Saturday’s Brownsville fire that injured his two siblings.

Investigators say the teen was playing with matches when the blaze started on the second floor of the apartment building at 373 Blake Ave.

His brother, 4-year-old Rolando Rich, and his 3-year-old sister Dasani were unconscious when they were rescued by firefighters and taken to Brookdale Hospital with burns and suffering from smoke inhalation.

He has been charged with assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Activists say they want the city to retract 1 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development
History lovers call Green-Wood Cemetery's trolley tour through 2 Black History Month: Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour
Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 3 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
Software developer Josh Mass-Howard says he does not 4 Organizers: 'Hack the Ban' aims to fight immigration discrimination
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a 5 New Brooklyn Academy of Music exhibit features virtual reality storytelling

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Firefighters say the fire started on the second 2 children hospitalized after Brownsville apartment fire

An early morning fire at a Brownsville apartment building has sent two children to the

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