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Child Among 3 Dead in Possible Queens Arson Fire: Source

What to Know

  • Three people died, including a 6-year-old girl, and two otherswere badly hurt after a multi-alarm fire broke out in Queens Wednesday

  • The FDNY says 25 units and more than 100 firefighters and EMTs are at the scene in East Elmhurst

  • Firefighters were called just after 4 p.m. to a fire burning in a two-story home on 93rd Street

Three people died, including a 6-year-old girl and her great-grandfather, and two other members of their family are clinging to life after a fire broke out at a Queens home — which may have been the result of arson, according to a source.

Firefighters were called just after 4 p.m. Wednesday to a fire burning in a two-story home on 93rd Street in East Elmhurst, said NYPD Chief Daniel Nigro. Responders were at the scene just minutes later, and found two people had escaped the flames. They were rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition, Nigro said.

Three people were still inside the house as the fire raged. Firefighters battled to put out the inferno, and located the three inside.

A 6-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene, said Nigro. She was visiting from the Dominican Republic with her mother and baby brother, a source familiar with the investigation said.

3 Killed, Including Child, in Queens House Fire

[NY] 3 Killed, Including Child, in Queens House Fire

Two adults later died at the hospital, one of whom was the girl's 70-year-old great-grandfather who lived at the house, a source told News 4.

The girl's 10-month-old brother and her mother remain in extremely critical condition. The child has burns to 98 percent of his body, while his mother has burns on 80 percent of her body.

A source close to the investigation says the fire is believed to have been started by a 23-year-old guest who did not live there, but was allowed to stay at the home by the owner, who was not hurt. The man was acting erratically earlier on Wednesday, a source heard from peopRead More – Source

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