Probe Man’s Demise In Blaze
Firefighters discovered the burned body of a man moments after putting out a fire inside a Richmond Hill home early on Sunday morning, Feb. 24, police said.
The identity of the victim, believed to be a 43-year-old Asian male, was not disclosed by police pending family notification.
According to authorities, the onealarm blaze ignited at around 2:35 a.m. Sunday on the second-floor of a two-story home on 95th Avenue near 116th Street.
Responding to the scene (listed in numerical order) were members of Engine companies 285, 294, 302, 303 and 308; Squad companies 270 and 288; Ladder companies 126, 142, 143 and 155; Rescue 4; Battalions 39, 50 and 54; Division 13; the 102nd Precinct and EMS units.
Using four hose lines, firefighters brought the blaze under control shortly upon arrival. But as they searched the building, authorities noted, they found the 43-year-old man with severe burns about his body.
Paramedics at the scene examined the man and pronounced him dead. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.
Both the cause of the fire and the man’s death remain under investigation by the FDNY Marshals and the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the deadly fire that could prove helpful is asked to call the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-805-3212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS; all calls will be kept confidential.