Sept 28, 2011 Staff Report
A 41-year-old man died and two firefighters were injured when a fire broke out at 49-01 43rd Ave early Wednesday morning.
According to reports, about 60 firefighters responded to a second floor fire at around 3:30 a.m. and had the blaze was under control by about 4:10.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital.
The firefighters who had suffered minor injuries were take to North Shore Hospital and were released.
The cause of the fire is unknown, and is still subject to investigation. The fire was contained to one apartment. Within a 1/2 block radius of the fire there remains a strong stench of smoke.