Conn. Student ID'd In NY House Fire That Killed 3

By Salon Staff
January 23, 2012 5:00AM (UTC)
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of one of the victims of a fire that tore through a private home being rented by college students in upstate New York, killing three people.

Poughkeepsie (puh-KIHP'-see) Town Police Chief Thomas Mauro said Sunday that 21-year-old Eva Block, a Marist College student from Woodbridge, Conn., died of smoke inhalation. The names of the other victims were not released.

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Authorities say Block, another female Marist student and one male, who was not a student, were killed in the Saturday morning fire. Four other people in the house escaped without serious injuries.

The fire remains under investigation.

The off-campus house was being rented by six female Marist students. Several had guests who stayed Friday night.

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Marist College postponed two basketball games in response to the tragedy.


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