Late-night blaze at a Jamaica home leaves senior woman dead and her husband injured

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Flames ripped through a Jamaica home on Wednesday night, leaving an 84-year-old woman dead and her husband injured, Fire Department sources said.

According to authorities, at 11:22 p.m. on Jan. 16, police responded to a 911 call regarding a residential fire at 166-11 91st Ave. The FDNY deployed 25 units, including more than 100 firefighters and EMS personnel, to the scene and got the fire extinguished by 1:05 a.m.

Once the fire was out, officers from the 103rd Precinct entered the home and found 84-year-old Ruth Andrade on the first floor of the home, unconscious and unresponsive, along with her 85-year-old husband.

EMS units rushed both victims to Queens Hospital Center, where Andrade was pronounced dead. Her husband remains hospitalized in stable condition.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of Andrade’s death.

Fire marshals are now investigating what caused the fire.

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