FDNY: Fire That Killed 2 Sparked By Extension Cord

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say an extension cord sparked a blaze that tore through an apartment building in New York City’s Chinatown, and the death toll has risen to two. At least 27 other people were hurt.

The fire department says a 33-year-old woman died at a hospital Tuesday afternoon after being pulled from the burning building’s second floor. A 32-year-old man who was in the same apartment was pronounced dead earlier Tuesday.

Among the injured are eight firefighters and three people who jumped from windows on the fifth and sixth floors.

The city Department of Buildings issued the owner a violation last month, saying the building had unsafe electrical wiring. The department says the owner hadn’t notified the agency about whether the violation had been corrected.