8-Year-Old Boy Dead, 6 Injured after Fire Tears Through Home in Springfield Gardens

7 Online - March 03, 2019

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens (WABC) -- An 8-year-old boy was killed and six other people were injured when fire tore through a home in Queens early Sunday

The flames broke out at about 2:30 a.m. on the second floor of the home on 160th Street in Springfield Gardens.

The home was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.

People were trapped and neighbors say two residents jumped from a window.

An FDNY battalion chief says there were a total of 10 people in the home, including four children, adding that the child who died was found in his bed.

"It's disturbing and a very hard scene, but we tried our best, just couldn't get to them, too much fire," said FDNY Chief Patrick Ginty.

The injured were transported to area hospitals. There is no word yet on their conditions.

Investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.