Sunday, April 23, 2017

Deadly House Fire takes 5 Lives including 3 Children in Queens Village New York

This is so horrible and heart wrenching to lose that many people in a house fire during broad daylight.  
NY Post reports five people — including three children — died in a Queens blaze Sunday after a car parked in an alley between two houses caught fire, police sources said.
“My babies! My babies!” screamed a woman who neighbors said lost her 2-year-old son and 9-year-old brother in the blaze.

The victims’ ages were 2, 9, 14, 20 and 45, according to sources.
Mayor de Blasio rushed to the scene.

“This is a devastation of a family you rarely rarely see, but it has happened here in Queens Village today,” de Blasio said a press conference near the house Sunday evening, noting it was the city’s largest loss of life from a fire in the past two years.

The blaze broke out at about 2:36 p.m. at a two-story
 home at 112-16 208th Street in the Queens Village section and later jumped to a neighboring building, officials said.

“Members responded in 4 minutes, and they were met by a house completely consumed by fire,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

One man jumped out of a window and is in stable condition, Nigro said.
The 2-year-old and another child were trapped in the attic, he said.

“For our firefighters, it’s a superhuman task to reach [the attic] in that condition,” he said.
Stark video shows first responders carrying a limp child from the wreckage.

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