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Three Dead in Elmhurst House Fire: FDNY

90-31 48th Ave. (Photo: FDNY)

Dec. 19, 2020 By Christian Murray

Three people are dead after a fire tore through a house in Elmhurst early Saturday morning.

The FDNY received a call at 5:37 a.m. of a blaze inside a three-story house at 90-31 48th Ave. The fire had engulfed all three floors by the time firefighters had arrived, according to the FDNY officials.

Two people were found inside the house on the second floor unresponsive and unconscious. EMS pronounced the victims dead at the scene, according to FDNY.

A third person was discovered on the third floor, according to Thomas Richardson, FDNY Chief for Fire Operations. That person was also pronounced dead.

The FDNY was unable to provide details as to the identity of the victims.

Two other residents were injured in the fire, as well as two firefighters. They were all taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The house was completely destroyed by the blaze, with the roof collapsing and falling into the top floor.

The building had been subject to multiple complaints. The Department of Buildings issued a vacate order in February 2018 since the basement was rented without a permit.

The DOB website shows a long list of other complaints, with several stating that multiple people were living there—despite a vacate order.

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Miggie Warms

Is this the same fire that was reported on TV news channels as taking place at 104th Street and 48th Avenue, which is in Corona or “South Corona”?

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Donnie

What really sucks besides this being a fire-trap the DOB never shut down is that this fire was apparently purposefully set. The NYFD investigators found accelerant.

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