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Three killed, eight injured in NY house fire

Three killed, eight injured in NY house fire”

Firefighters removed 11 people from a two-story residence in the Queens Village neighborhood.

Three people died and six more were injured, three critically, after a fire broke out late Saturday night at a Queens Village home, authorities said Sunday.

The blaze reached the second floor of the home and took about 140 firefighters just over an hour to bring under control. The victims were an 87-year-old man, an 82-year-old woman, and a 32-year-old woman, who were all pronounced dead at local hospitals.

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An 8-year-old girl was critically injured and taken to Nassau University Medical Center. Police said all three were listed in critical condition. The other five are hospitalised in stable condition with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Engine 301/Ladder 150, a fire company located in Hollis, also known as the Hollis Hogs, was one of the first fire engines at the scene, according to the NYCFireWire Twitter feed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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