Benjamin Carroll

At Least 1 Dead After Fire Rips Through Staten Island Home

An elderly woman has died in a fire that had dozens of firefighters racing to a Staten Island home Monday morning, officials said. 

The woman was found unresponsive on the first floor of the two-story house on Driggs Street after firefighters doused the flames. Her identity wasn't known.

Fire officials warned people in the Eltingville neighborhood to shut their windows as plumes of smoke rose from the home. 

Video from the scene shows FDNY firefighters going into the residence as smoke pours from windows. They were still dousing hot spots at 5:30 a.m. 

One firefighter was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

The home appeared to be completely destroyed. 

Traffic delays were reported in the area throughout the morning. 

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