Fire marshals are trying to determine caused a one-alarm fire in Glen Oaks on Friday that claimed a man’s life.
Police said the flames ignited at 7:36 p.m. on Feb. 9 on the second floor of a home on 262nd Street between 82nd and 83rd avenues.
More than 60 firefighters and the 105th Precinct rushed to the home after receiving a 911 call; they worked quickly to bring it under control at about 8:13 p.m.
After putting the fire out, law enforcement sources said, firefighters found the unidentified man unconscious and unresponsive on the second floor. Responding paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police withheld the man’s identity, pending family notification. WABC-TV reported that the victim is a 48-year-old man who lived at the home with his senior parents, who were away on vacation at the time.
The investigation is ongoing.