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59-Year-Old Amputee Killed in Queens Fire: Officials

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    Fire in Queens Claims Life of 59-Year-Old Amputee

    A fire in Queens killed a 59-year-old man with an amputated leg, officials say. Katherine Creag reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 7, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A fire in Queens has claimed the life of a 59-year-old man late Thursday, officials say

    • Ismael Sylla was found dead in the basement of the home on East Hampton Boulevard in Bayside after firefighters put out the blaze

    • There was no immediate word on what may have sparked the blaze

    A fire in Queens late Thursday killed a 59-year-old man with an amputated leg, officials say.

    The blaze broke out just before 10 p.m. at a home on East Hampton Boulevard in Bayside, according to the NYPD. When firefighters rushed inside after putting out the flames, they found Ismael Sylla dead in the basement.

    Sylla was an amputee and may have been a paraplegic. Police remained at the scene early Friday.

    Video from the scene shows the house cordoned off with dozens of firefighters surrounding the home.

    There was no immediate word on what may have sparked the blaze.

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