2 Killed in Brooklyn Fire

Two people are dead after a fire in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning.

The fire began about 1:30 a.m. on the first floor of a building on Belmont Avenue in East New York.

“The fire spread to the upper floors,” Deputy Assistant Fire Chief John Esposito said.

Two women in their 60’s were found in an apartment above the deli.  There were rushed to the hospital where they died of extreme smoke inhalation.

A third person was also taken to the hospital.  The extent of their injuries isn’t clear.

"It was a difficult fire to control," Esposito said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  The victims names have not been released.

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