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Firefighters outside Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Thursday night as the body of Firefighter William Tolley is transferred.

A fallen firefighter, a fiery crash in Bayside and a unique real estate study were among the top stories of the week on QNS.

A man who died in a car fire on the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside on Wednesday morning apparently killed himself, detectives determined. The incident took place at 5:26 a.m. on April 19 along the parkway’s southbound lanes near the Bayside Marina, between the Bell Boulevard and Northern Boulevard exits. Police determined that Fnu Paramjitkumar, 41, of 251st Street in Bellerose allegedly pulled his sedan over to the side and proceeded to douse himself in gasoline and set himself on fire.

A member of New York’s Bravest fell five stories to his death while battling a two-alarm fire in Ridgewood on Thursday afternoon. Firefighter William Tolley of Ladder Company 135 based in Glendale ascended up a bucket ladder to work on the fire from the roof when he fell. The cause of his fall remains under investigation, according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

RentHop, a search engine for apartment hunting, created a map highlighting median asking rent prices for one-bedroom apartments in 2017 along each train stop. The study found that train lines with some of the biggest rent increases since last year include the N and W lines that run through Astoria.

On Tuesday, prosecutors released statements that Chanel Lewis — the young Brooklyn man arrested in February for allegedly killing Howard Beach’s Karina Vetrano — made to detectives while he was in police custody.

Here are six other top stories of the week:

This former cop from Astoria gets 28 years in prison for filming and soliciting child porn

One dead, one injured after driver passes out at the wheel on the Whitestone Expressway

UPDATE: Body found in Kissena Park identified as a missing person who took his own life

Schedule for Astoria NYC Ferry service posted too soon and will likely change, EDC says

City denies request for left turn signals at this busy Flushing intersection, lawmaker fumes

City’s taking action to remove a Ridgewood homeless hangout that’s raised safety concerns

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