FDNY Investigates Deadly Queens House Fire Overnight

NY 1 - September 04, 2019

QUEENS, N.Y. - An investigation is now underway into the cause of a deadly house fire in Queens Tuesday night.

Video shows the flames ripping through the two and a half story house located at 88-20 219th Street in Queens Village.

Firefighters were called to the scene just after 11 p.m.

A 63-year-old woman was pronounced dead after being found unconscious on the first floor.

Family members were distraught to hear the news.

"It was really hurtful because I knew this girl since I was a little child growing up. I used to live with her when I got married, I used to stay at her house a lot of the years. It felt very hurtful and terrible that she passed away like this," said one relative.

The medical examiner is working to determine the woman's the cause of death.