Elderly Woman, Health Aide Critically Hurt in Queens Fire - NBC New York

Elderly Woman, Health Aide Critically Hurt in Queens Fire

The blaze broke out Saturday morning on the first floor of a three-story Queens home

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    Elderly Woman, Health Aide Critically Hurt in Queens Fire
    Several people suffered minor injuries related to smoke inhalation and were taken to an area hospital.

    Fire officials say an elderly woman with Alzheimer's and her home health aide were severely burned in a fire at the woman's Queens apartment over the weekend.

    The blaze broke out Saturday morning on the first floor of a three-story Queens home.

    Firefighters tell the New York Daily News that Marjorie Idasiak was rescued from the second floor. Idasiak and her health aide were both hospitalized in critical condition.

    Firefighters say a family of four on the third-floor of the Jackson Heights home had to huddle near a rear window to breathe. That family wasn't hurt.

    8 Injured, 2 Critical, in Fire at Queens Home: Officials

    [NY] 8 Injured, 2 Critical, in Fire at Queens Home: Officials
    A least eight people were injured Saturday morning when a fire burned through a home in Queens, according to authorities. Ray Villeda reports.
    (Published Saturday, May 21, 2016)

    Several people suffered minor injuries related to smoke inhalation and were taken to an area hospital.

    It wasn't immediately clear what ignited the fire.

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