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2 Women Die as Fire Rips Through Queens Home: Cops

The cause of the fire isn’t yet known

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    2 Women Die as Fire Rips Through Queens Home

    Two women died as a fire ripped through their Queens home early Monday, police say. It was initially reported to possibly be suspicious, but officials said later in the day that no longer appeared to be the case. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Two women died as a fire ripped through their Queens home early Monday, police say. It was initially reported to possibly be suspicious, but officials said later in the day that no longer appeared to be the case.

    Authorities said the women, one believed to be in her 40s, the other in her 60s, were taken to a hospital after their Wheatley Street home in Far Rockaway went up in flames around 4 a.m.

    One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

    Fire officials said the flames engulfed the first two floors of the house. The identities of the two women have not been released.

    Courtesy of Beechwood Vol. Fire Department

    It's not clear what sparked the fire.

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