Queens House Fire Kills Three

NY 1 - November 07, 2009

Investigators are looking into what started a deadly house fire in Queens that killed three people and injured four others this morning. Fire Department officials say flames broke out about 2:45 a.m. in the basement of a home on 65th Place in Woodside.

Two people died in the house and one died at Elmhurst Hospital, according to police.

Four others were taken to Woodhull Burn Center, but their injuries and conditions are unknown.

Fire officials also say the city Department of Buildings issued three violations at the site, including illegal occupancy, lack of exits and work being done without a permit.