An early morning fire killed one person and injured a disabled man on Tuesday in the Bronx.
The 45-year-old disabled male victim was critically injured in the residential fire, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m., according to the New York Daily News (http://nydn.us/17xrxLT). The injured man's mother, 84, died in the fire.
Neighbors attempted a rescue, but they were stymied by thick smoke and flames. The elderly victim reportedly could be seen struggling at an upstairs window.
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For more on firefighting in residential occupancies, consider Drill: Private Dwelling Fire , THE PRIVATE-DWELLING FIRE , and How We Got Burned: Lessons Learned from a Wind-Driven Dwelling Fire.