BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A lifelong Soho resident has succumbed to injuries from an apartment fire earlier this week, following his elderly father, who also perished from the blaze.
Anthony Fierro, 71, and Antonio Fierro, 98, were both found unconscious by firefighters responding to the two-alarm call at 104 Sullivan St. on Mon., May 29, shortly before 9 p.m.
Fire officials reported it had been difficult to battle the flames and rescue the men because of the building’s tight hallways, plus “clutter” in their apartment.
Artist Harry Pincus, a longtime neighborhood resident who lives around the corner from the building, said another news outlet had called him on Friday, informing him that the son had also died. Pincus called the funeral home to confirm the news. He had been quoted in The Village Sun’s initial article on the fire.
He said he never really had spoken that much to the Fierros over the years, but that just five days before the fire, he bumped into Anthony on the corner and they had a long talk. Anthony told him about having been an ammunition handler “for the big guns” on a warship in the Vietnam conflict and seeing hot action during battle.
“This is a tremendous loss to our community,” the artist said.
There will be a viewing for the Fierros at Perazzo Funeral Home, at 199 Bleecker St., on Wed., June 7, at 7 p.m.