Two people were killed in a fire that tore through a vacant Bronx house late Wednesday night — less than two months after that same house caught ablaze amid reports of squatters sneaking in and out, officials said.
The fire started at about 11:30 p.m. at a two-story home on Faile St. by Randall Ave. in Hunts Point, FDNY officials said.
Though firefighters initially thought the house was vacant, they soon found two men, a 36-year-old and another in his 30s, unconscious inside.
The two men were rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where they died.
The fire was still burning as of about 12:50 a.m., FDNY officials said.
Buildings Department records show several reports of squatters and trespassers dating back to 2010, and last October.
On March 30, firefighters responded to another blaze at the same house.
“(They’re) sneaking in through the basement and using the rooms in the abandoned house to live and now they just set the house on fire,” reads a complaint made to the Buildings Department that day.
The next day, Buildings official referred a compliant to city Housing Preservation and Development officials, seeking an order that would allow police to vacate the building.