New York|3 Dead in Queens House Fire, Officials Say
One firefighter fell via a ground whereas responding on Saturday morning to a hearth within the Elmhurst part of Queens.
Two our bodies have been discovered on the primary ground and one other physique was discovered on the third ground after a home hearth in Queens, officers mentioned.Credit…CBS New York, by way of YouTube
- Dec. 19, 2020Updated 10:28 a.m. ET
Three folks have been killed and two firefighters injured in a hearth at a Queens home on Saturday morning, hearth officers mentioned.
Firefighters have been known as to a home on forty eighth Avenue within the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens at 5:37 a.m. and located the three-story constructing engulfed in flames. Fire had reached each ground of the three-unit home, officers mentioned.
Two our bodies have been discovered on the primary ground and one other physique was discovered on the third ground, mentioned Thomas Richardson, chief of fireplace operations. Officials didn’t launch the ages or identities of the victims.
Eight folks lived on the home. Two residents who escaped the hearth had minor accidents and have been taken to hospitals and one different resident was unhurt.
Two others remained unaccounted for, Chief Richardson mentioned. He mentioned it was potential the 2 lacking residents weren’t in the home when the hearth began.
“We are continuing our searches to see if we can locate the other folks if they were in the building,” he mentioned.
The hearth more than likely began on the primary ground and the trigger is below investigation, Chief Richardson mentioned.
Two firefighters have been additionally injured, together with one who fell via a ground in the home, officers mentioned. The firefighter’s damage was minor and he was capable of get out of the home on his personal.
Chief Richardson mentioned 145 firefighters and emergency medical staff responded.