Mother and 7-Year-Old Girl Dead, Two Teens Injured After Fire Tears Through Queens Home: FDNY - NBC New York

Mother and 7-Year-Old Girl Dead, Two Teens Injured After Fire Tears Through Queens Home: FDNY

More than 100 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire in Richmond Hill, the FDNY said

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    Mother, 7-Year-Old Daughter Die in Queens House Fire

    A mother and her 7-year-old daughter died in a house fire in Richmond Hill, police say. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Sunday, July 21, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A woman and child died and two teens were injured — one critically — after a fire tore through a home in Queens, the FDNY said

    • The fire broke out on the first floor of a three-story home on 117th Street, near Atlantic Avenue, in Richmond Hill around 9:30 a.m. Sunday

    • Firefighters brought the blaze under control just before 11 a.m., according to the FDNY

    A mother and her 7-year-old daughter died and two teens were injured — one critically — after a fire tore through a home in Queens on Sunday morning, officials said. 

    The fire broke out on the first floor of a three-story home on 117th Street, near Atlantic Avenue, in Richmond Hill around 9:30 a.m., the FDNY said.

    Silvia Umana, 51, and her daughter Guadalupe Perez, 7, were taken to the hospital where they died, the NYPD said. Another 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

    A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in stable condition, police said. 

    More than 100 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire, the FDNY said.

    Firefighters brought the blaze under control just before 11 a.m., according to the department.

    It wasn’t immediately clear how the fire started. An investigation is ongoing.

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