The FDNY says one man is dead and one woman injured in a basement fire in a Bronx apartment early Sunday morning.
The fire started around 5 a.m. at 1120 East 225 Street in the Edenwald section. Firefighters pulled 60-year-old Algie Allen and his daughter Tanisha, 27, out of the burning building.
Allen was taken by EMS to Montefiore Hospital were he was pronounced dead. His daughter was taken to Jacobi Hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
The fire Battalion Chief at the scene said the location of the flames made it a very difficult fire to extinguish.
A Department of Buildings spokeman said Allen, who fed animals and took out garbage for his neighbors, should never have been living in the illegally carved-up apartment.