By CHRISTINA CARREGA, NY POST
September 24, 2007 -- Two people died and two were seriously hurt in a raging two-alarm blaze in Brooklyn last night, officials said.
The inferno broke out just after midnight in the attic of a three-story house on East 19th Street near Beverley Road in Flatbush. The names and ages of the victims were withheld, but a neighbor said a teenage boy perished.
"I've been friends with him for a long time," the anguished friend said. "He's a cool kid. It's sad that he had to go out like that."
One injured child was in critical condition at New York Community Hospital. Another youngster suffered burns and was being treated at Kings County.
Authorities are investigating whether the attic apartment, which was home to six people, had been rented illegally.