Extension Cords Blamed for Deadly Chinatown Blaze: FDNY

Fire investigators have determined the cause behind an early morning fire that killed a 91-year-old woman and her adult son at a Chinatown building Friday, the FDNY said.

By Saturday, fire marshals ruled the deadly blaze accidental, sparked extension cords. The apartment where the two victims were found had working smoke alarms at the time of the fire, the FDNY announced.

Firefighters rushing to the unit found the 91-year-old woman in the apartment in critical condition. Crews were able to remove her to a hospital, but life saving measures were not successful.

Per FDNY Marshals: Cause of yesterday’s fatal 2-alarm fire at 78 Mulberry Street

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