2 dead, 5 injured in Brooklyn fire blamed on power strip

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says two people were killed and five were injured in an early morning fire in Brooklyn.

The fire was reported at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the East Flatbush neighborhood in a building with a ground-floor business and two floors of apartments above.

Department spokesman Frank Gribbon says two people died in the fire. Firefighters say three other people in the building and two firefighters were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals.

Firefighters say the fire was started by a faulty power strip.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was under control at 6:15 a.m.