Fire marshals are continuing to investigate a deadly, three-alarm house fire in Queens Village on Saturday night that claimed three lives and injured eight other victims.
According to police, the blaze erupted at about 11:55 p.m. on April 28 at a two-story home on 211th Street near 93rd Avenue. The New York Daily News reported that the fire broke out during a party inside the residence.
More than 180 firefighters responded to the fire and removed 11 victims with burns and smoke inhalation. Paramedics rushed all of them to local hospitals.
Three of the victims — Pyara Kainth, 87; Ragvir Kaur-Kainth, 82; and Harleen Kaur, 32, each of whom resided at the home — died a short time later from their injuries. The Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of their deaths.
Meanwhile, an 8-year-old girl injured in the blaze was rushed to Nassau County Medical Center in critical condition. Two critically injured men, ages 53 and 56, were taken to Queens Hospital Center.
Five other male victims, ranging in age from 6 to 45, were hospitalized in stable condition.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.