THE BRONX – One person is dead and three family members seriously hurt after a Throgs Neck home burst into flames.
According to the FDNY, the fire broke out on the first floor of the three-story house at 326 Swinton Ave. just before 4 a.m. The victims were all rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in cardiac arrest.
Ramon Velez, 58, the son of a former Bronx politician of the same name, is in critical condition. His wife, 55-year-old Enriqueta Velez passed away. Their 5-year-old granddaughter and an older mother-in-law are still be evaluated.