Police: Man charged with criminally negligent homicide in fatal Hempstead fire

A man has been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection to Monday's fatal fire in Hempstead, according to police.
According to court documents, 35-year-old Daryle McClenic was illegally occupying the home on Front Street where the fire broke out. It's alleged he was also illegally renting rooms in that home.
McClenic is accused of failing to maintain smoke detectors in the house - resulting in Felicia Malakai's death when the fire started in her room.
A total of 55 firefighters discovered Malakai deceased on the second floor of the Front Street home.
Investigators say two men were also injured in the fire. One suffered serious burns, and the other suffered smoke inhalation and cuts and bruises while escaping the fire.
A total of five adults and two children were evacuated safely.
The Red Cross was on the scene helping the family with housing.