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Man dies in East Elmhurst house fire that left 10 others injured: FDNY

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A man was killed in a fire that broke out inside an East Elmhurst home that also left 10 others injured late Friday night, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY received a call regarding the two-alarm fire that broke out just after 11 p.m. in a three-story residential home at 24-37 89th St. on Friday, Jan. 20. FDNY sent 25 units consisting of 106 firefighters and EMS workers to the scene. Additionally, officers from the 115th Precinct responded to the scene.

The fire spread between the second and third floors of the home, according to FDNY.

First responders found a man on the second floor who had suffered smoke inhalation. He was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD.

Police sources would not confirm with QNS that the man lived at the residence.

However, according to the NYPD, three others — a 57-year-old female, a 45-year-old male and a 33-year-old male — were inside the home at the time the fire and suffered minor injuries. They were transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where they are listed in stable condition. A police spokesperson would not confirm with QNS if they were related or if they lived at the residence.

An FDNY spokesperson told QNS that three other civilians were injured as result of the fire, two of which were sent to Harlem Hospital and one to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital.

Additionally, four firefighters were hospitalized and are being treated with minor injuries, according to FDNY.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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