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Elderly Woman Found Dead in Kitchen of Burning NYC Home: NYPD

One firefighter was seriously hurt after they fell through a floor

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    Elderly Woman Dies in Queens House Fire

    An elderly woman was found dead inside her burning Queens home. (Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018)

    What to Know

    • An elderly woman was found dead inside her burning Queens home Monday evening

    • Audrey Hebling, 82, was pronounced dead when officials found her in the kitchen of the Bellerose home around 6:30 p.m.

    • It wasn’t immediately clear what may have sparked the blaze, but the investigation is ongoing

    An elderly woman was found dead inside her burning Queens home Monday evening.

    Firefighters rushed to 252nd Street in Bellerose around 6:30 Monday night to find heavy fire inside the home, officials said. Once the fire was put out, they found 82-year-old Audrey Hebling in the kitchen of the home.

    Hebling was pronounced dead at the scene. A medical examiner will determine her exact cause of death.

    Officials said the fire fight was made tougher than usual because of the cluttered conditions inside the home. They also say one firefighter was seriously hurt after they fell through a second-story floor. 

    Video from the scene shows the charred home with its windows busted out. 

    It wasn’t immediately clear what may have sparked the blaze, but the investigation is ongoing.

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