63-year-old found dead in New Hyde Park fire

| ctumola@queenscourier.com |

FDNY officials are investigating a Tuesday morning residential fire after they discovered a man dead inside the burned home.

The fire broke out around 8:15 a.m. at 76-37 268th Street in New Hyde Park, according to police.

After firefighters put out the blaze, they found a 63-year-old man in the attic with severe burns throughout his body. The victim was taken to North Shore LIJ Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze.