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Queens, NY - 3 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured In House Fire

Published on: July 10, 2019 08:38 PM
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In this photo provided by the Fire Department of the City of New York, firefighters work the scene of a fatal house fire in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Officials say that a two-year-old girl died in the fire and two others were seriously injured. About 100 firefighters responded to the blaze. (FDNY via AP)In this photo provided by the Fire Department of the City of New York, firefighters work the scene of a fatal house fire in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Officials say that a two-year-old girl died in the fire and two others were seriously injured. About 100 firefighters responded to the blaze. (FDNY via AP)

Queens, NY - Two adults and a 6-year-old girl were killed and two others were seriously injured in a house fire in New York, authorities said.

The blaze was reported Wednesday afternoon in a two-story home in East Elmhurst in Queens. About 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was declared under control about an hour and a half later, according to the New York Fire Department.

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“Unfortunately it’s a sad afternoon here in East Elmhurst,” said FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “It’s quite unusual at that time in the afternoon to have a fire trap five occupants in a private dwelling.”

“The first call we received came from the occupant of the first floor apartment in that home who heard an alarm going off and called 911,” Nigro said.

Police said an 8-month-old boy and a 42-year-old woman were hospitalized in critical condition. They had escaped the house by the time firefighters arrived, Nigro said.

The other three victims were found inside the burning house. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene and the two adult males, a 30-year-old and a 75-year-old, died at the hospital.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.



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 Jul 10, 2019 at 10:35 PM Normal Says:

There is no excuse for not having a $10 working smoke alarm in your home.

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 Jul 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM Anonymous Says:

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Normal Says:

There is no excuse for not having a $10 working smoke alarm in your home.

You are an insensitive slob, as the victims haven't even been buried yet; their families are grieving, and yet, you are blaming them for their own demise. I don't recall you doing the same thing, when similar and even worse tragedies (regarding house fires), have occurred to members of our own community!

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