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FDNY: 88-year-old man killed in house fire in East Elmhurst Sunday

March 27, 2016 Staff Report

An elderly man was killed in a house fire in East Elmhurst early Sunday, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY received a call at about 4:30 am that a fire had broken out on the first floor of a two and a half story brick home on 87th Street.

An 88-year-old man was discovered on the first floor unconscious and unresponsive after the FDNY put out the 25-07 87th Street fire.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation

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