UPDATE: The New York Daily News is reporting that not only do investigators now believe that the blaze may have been sparked by a crack pipe, but some pipes were also found in Dean "The Dream" Meninger's room.
The News reports:
Several crack pipes that appear to have been recently used were found inside Meminger's room and in the hallway of the small dilapidated building, according to FDNY sources.
More details to come.
NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Authorities say former New York Knicks point guard Dean Meminger was rescued from a fire that destroyed a row of New York City houses and left dozens homeless.
More than 200 firefighters battled the Sunday fire in the Bronx. Authorities say Meminger suffered smoke inhalation and was in stable condition Monday at Lincoln Hospital.
Meminger was known as "Dean The Dream" during the 1970s, when he played alongside Walt Frazier and Phil Jackson and helped the Knicks win the 1973 NBA championship.
Meminger left the NBA in 1977 and has since struggled with cocaine addiction and alcoholism.
Fire officials say they haven't determined what caused the blaze.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com