Updated Tuesday, Jan. 6, 9:59 a.m.
An early morning house fire in Jamaica left one man dead and his elderly mother injured, authorities said.
The fire started just after 3:30 a.m. on Monday in the basement of the two-story home on 118th Road near Marsden Street, authorities said. It took firefighters until about 5:10 a.m. to control the flames.
Two residents were taken to area hospitals, according to police.
An 89-year-old woman was transported to Franklin Hospital in stable condition. Her 64-year-old son was taken to Queens Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released by police.
A third person refused medical treatment at the scene, the FDNY said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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