According to New York authorities, a landlord allegedly set fire to a home while six children were inside, as the tenants failed to pay the rent. The New York Fire Department’s photo of Rafiqul Islam is displayed here.
FDNY Fire Marshals arrested a landlord for arson. Investigators say Rafiqul Islam was angry his 2nd floor tenants stopped paying rent, refused to move out, so he set fire to an interior staircase at 212 Forbell Street in Bkn. 2 adults, 6 kids home at the time escaped the fire. pic.twitter.com/3ST0oZBV5d
— FDNY (@FDNY) November 3, 2023
Authorities have reported that a man was arrested in New York for setting fire to a property simply because the tenants were refusing to pay rent and vacate the premises.
At the time of the fire, there were six children and two adults present in the house, according to officials. According to the fire department, everyone was able to safely escape from the house.
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