Man, 86, Dies in Staten Island House Fire

NY Daily News - March 07, 2019


An elderly man died after a fire tore through his Staten Island home Wednesday night. Firefighters found Henning Kjaer, 86, severely burned, after the blaze erupted in his Oakdale St. home, near Preston Ave. in Eltingville, just after 6:45 p.m.

Medics rushed him to Staten island University Hospital South, but he couldn’t be saved. Investigators believe the fire, which was brought under control just after 7:15 p.m., started in the kitchen, police sources said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.