Man­hat­tan high-rise blaze leaves two dead

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - NATION&WORLD 2 -

NEW YORK — An el­derly Man­hat­tan cou­ple died in a blaze that en­gulfed their luxury high­rise apart­ment be­fore dawn Satur­day and sent flames roar­ing out the win­dows.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors sus­pected cig­a­rette smok­ing in bed may have caused the fire at the River House co-op on East 52nd Street.

An 85-year-old woman was pro­nounced dead at the scene. Her 89-yearold hus­band died later of his in­juries. Three fire­fight­ers were hos­pi­tal­ized with in­juries that were not life-threat­en­ing.

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