One killed in fire in Jackson Heights apartment building

An occupant of a Jackson Heights apartment building was killed in a fire Saturday, the FDNY said.

The blaze at 37-60 88th St. was reported at 4:25 p.m. and was under control by 4:50 p.m., according to the FDNY.

It broke out on the fourth floor of the six-story brick building.

Residents said they fled when they heard fire alarms going off. They were allowed back in by early evening.

It was not clear what caused the fire, but the FDNY said fire marshalls would investigate the chain of events that started the deadly apartment building blaze.

The FDNY responds to a late afternoon fire in Jackson Heights.
Kevin C. Downs for NY Post

Residents outside of building
Residents waiting to get back into their Jackson Heights building.
Kevin C. Downs for NY Post


Firefighters outside building
A fire at a Jackson Heights apartment building is under control in about 25 minutes.
Kevin C. Downs for NY Post


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