National News

Queens Fire Leaves 3 Dead and 3 Critically Injured

Posted April 29, 2018 11:53 a.m. EDT

NEW YORK — Three people were killed and three others, including a child, were critically injured in a fire in Queens on Saturday night, authorities said.

Firefighters removed 11 people from a two-story residence in the Queens Village neighborhood. They were taken to hospitals where three were pronounced dead, including an 82-year-old woman, an 87-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, police said. The identities of the dead were not immediately available.

An 8-year-old girl was critically injured and taken to Nassau University Medical Center. Two men, both in their 50s, were also critically injured and brought to Queens Hospital Center.

The remaining five people, a 6-year-old boy and four men ranging in age from 18 to 45, were in stable condition, police said.

The cause of the fire, which broke out at 93-20 211 St. and was reported just before midnight, was under investigation.

On Sunday morning, one person was critically injured in another fire at 1295 Fifth Ave., a residential building in Harlem, police said.