A woman died and four others — including a 1-year-old child — were injured as a result of an apartment fire in Forest Hills late Friday night, according to authorities.
FDNY and NYPD personnel responded to a call regarding the fire at 71-11 Austin St., at 71st Avenue and 71st Road, at approximately 10:16 p.m. on Aug. 18. Twelve units consisting of 60 firefighters arrived at the four-story building to battle the blaze, which started on the second floor, according to FDNY.
EMS arrived at the scene and transported a woman in her 30s to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to a police spokesperson.
A 1-year-old boy and three other civilians were also hospitalized, but are believed to be in stable condition, according to authorities.
The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.