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12-Year-Old Boy Among 2 Killed in Early Morning Fires in Manhattan, Queens: FDNY

Meanwhile, nine people were injured in a separate apartment fire in Belle Harbor, Queens

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NBC 4 New York

An apartment fire in Queens and a high-rise fire in Manhattan on Sunday left two people dead, including a boy, and injured at least eight people, fire officials say.

Thomas Curly, 12, was killed in the apartment fire at a six-story building on Ocean Promenade in Belle Harbor. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. and emergency responders found Curly unconscious in an apartment. He was taken to St. John’s Hospital, but did not survive.

The fire in Belle Harbor also injured eight people, including a firefighter. Three of the victims were seriously hurt, firefighters said. Five others, including the firefighter, suffered minor injuries.

The Fire Marshal said late Sunday that smoking caused the fire and that a smoke alarm was not operational. 

Meanwhile, a fire on the seventh floor of a high-rise apartment building in East Harlem killed a 64-year-old woman Sunday morning, according to officials.

The fire was reported at the 32-story building on First Avenue and 110th Street around 8 a.m., the FDNY said.

More than 70 firefighters responded to battle the blaze, the FDNY said.

The woman who was killed in the fire has not yet been identified. 

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