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Man Dies in East Flatbush Apartment Fire

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A man died following a fire in an apartment building in East Flatbush.

Officials were first called to the fire burning on the third floor of 4-11 East 49th Street just after 4 a.m.

That's where they found 43-year-old Edzer Desire, who was later pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

The victim's brother, Richard Desire, spoke to NY1 about the loss.

"My brother was a good man, a peaceful man, a quiet man. Helpful guy—he loves everybody, he loves friends. He's from Haiti," Desire said.

Three other people suffered minor injuries in the fire.

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