Elmhurst house fire leaves one dead, several injured


| ctumola@queenscourier.com |

Updated 4:29 p.m.

An early morning fire in Elmhurst left one woman dead and several others injured.

The blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story home at 42-20 74th Street, according to the FDNY.

A 57-year-old woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said police.

Fire officials said a 20-year-old man was also seriously injured in the fire and taken to Cornell Hospital with third-degree burns.

Four others, who were in the home at the time of the blaze, received minor injuries and were taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

Three firefighters also suffered minor injuries and were transported to Elmhurst Hospital.

The fire was under control by 5 a.m.

The cause is unknown and the fire is currently under investigation, said the FDNY.

 

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