FATAL RESIDENTIAL FIRE – At approximately 10:26 a.m. on March 3, police responded to a 911 call of a residential fire inside of 1868 Himrod St., Ridgewood, within the confines of the 104th Precinct. Fire Dept. personnel responded and were able to extinguish the fire.
Responding officers observed a female victim, identified as Maria Tchinkel of Ridgewood, unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded and transported Tchinkel to Wyckoff Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Medical Examiner will determine cause of death, and the cause of the fire will be determined by the City Fire Marshal. The investigation is ongoing.