Three people, including a 6-year-old girl, were killed when a fire tore through a two-story home in Queens on Wednesday, sources said.
The victims died in the blaze that started in a residence on 93rd Street in East Elmhurst, Queens at about 4 p.m., according to police sources.
“Unfortunately, it’s a sad afternoon here in East Elmhurst,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said at the scene.
“Two of the occupants had evacuated. They were very critically injured. Three people were still inside.”
In addition to the 6-year-old girl, a 75-year-old man and another man in his 30s perished in the fire, according to law enforcement sources.
A 42-year-old woman and 8-month-old boy were fighting for their lives at a local hospital, sources said.
The identities of the deceased were not immediately released.
The blaze was being treated as a suspicious due to the time of day and location of the fire in the home, sources said.
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