Fire rips through former Brooklyn house of Bishop Devernon LeGrand

Neighbors tell News 12 the fire started a little after 5 a.m.

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2023, 10:53 AM

Updated 368 days ago

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Firefighters were dispatched to a vacant building at 222 Brooklyn Ave. in Crown Heights for a large fire.
Neighbors tell News 12 the fire started a little after 5 a.m.
It seems the flames are out, but firefighters are still on the scene. Two firefighters were reported to have minor injuries
According to the New York Times, neighbors knew the building as St. John's Pentacostal Church of Our Lord.  
The vacant building belonged to Devernon LeGrand, a Brooklyn bishop indicted for the murders of his two wives that took place in 1963 and 1970. In addition to those two murders, LeGrand and his 26-year-old son Steven Strong LeGrand were indicted for the murder of two sisters, 18-years-old and 16-years-old.  
The murders took place inside the vacant building at the time.


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