Conn. student ID’d in NY house fire that killed 3

Jan 22, 2012, 11:56 PM

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.

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.

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

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