Saturday, January 30, 2010
FDNY: "Probable arson & illegal conversion"
From Eyewitness News:
The fire commissioner hinted that that this may become a murder investigation because of where the fire began.
"It's very likely that this was an incendiary fire, because of all the conditions that we found, the position of the fire at the front door, we don't have fires start at the front door of a building," explained Cassano.
Meanwhile, they say the living conditions inside the building were a recipe for disaster.
There were no smoke detectors, the roof eventually collapsed, and about 20 residents were crammed in just 2 apartments.