8-year-old boy killed in Brooklyn apartment fire

Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-09 15:48:32-05

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (PIX11)– A fire has claimed the life of a young Brooklyn boy.

Authorities say the fire broke out in an apartment on Bedford Avenue just before 3 a.m.

When crews arrived they found an 8-year-old boy unconscious and unresponsive.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Police do not believe  any suspicious or illegal activity that started the fire.

The investigation is ongoing.