Officials: Nine-Year-Old Killed, 11 Others Hurt in Queens Fire


A nine-year-old boy was killed and 11 other people were injured in a fire in a residential building in Queens on Wednesday, authorities said.

The fire started in the basement of a three-story building in Ozone Park at about 2 a.m., a Fire Department spokesperson said.

Nine-year-old Remi Miguel Gomez Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Ten additional building occupants and one firefighter were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, the Fire Department said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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