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Queens man, 88, dies in fire: Police

Police and firefighters responded to a call around 4:30 a.m. early Sunday morning.
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An Elderly man was killed early Sunday morning after a fire ripped through his home in Queens early Sunday morning.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. firefighters responded to a blaze on the first floor of a two and a half story home at 25-07 87th Street in East Elmhurst, Queens, according to police.

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After the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered an 88 year-old man unconscious and unresponsive on the first floor with severe burns about his body. EMS declared the man to be dead at the scene, according to FDNY.

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The name of the victim has not been released. An investigation has been launched to determine the man’s identity and cause of the fire.

 
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