December 24, 1998 |
A fire broke out Wednesday in the apartment of actor Macaulay Culkin's family, killing four people elsewhere in the Manhattan high-rise. The Culkins were safe, a publicist said. The dead, three women and a man, were found on higher floors of the 51-story building near Central Park. It is believed they died of smoke inhalation. Twenty people, including four firefighters, were injured, none seriously. Investigators were looking into reports that a Christmas tree caught fire.