Elderly woman killed in fire at Queens retirement home

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The Fire Marshal will determine what caused the two-alarm blaze at the Flushing House Retirement Home that killed one woman on Thursday. Credit: Metro

A 73-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a Queens retirement home early Thursday, police said.

Cops responded to the two-alarm blaze at Flushing House Retirement Home, located at 38-20 Bowne St., shortly after midnight. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which was confined to just one apartment, police said.

EMS transported the elderly victim to Flushing Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her identity has not been released pending family notification. There were no other injuries and no displacements, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and the fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze.



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