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9-Year-Old Boy Killed in Ozone Park Fire, 11 Others Injured

A 9-year-old boy was killed by a fire that broke out inside a 3-story Ozone Park housing complex, pictured, Wednesday morning (Citizen)

Sept. 1, 2021 By Christian Murray

A 9-year-old boy was killed by a fire that broke out inside his family’s Ozone Park home during the early hours Wednesday morning.

Remi Miguel Gomez Hernandez was found unconscious inside a 3-story housing complex at 81-19 102nd Rd. by firefighters shorty after the fire broke out at around 2 a.m. The boy was pronounced dead on scene by EMS.

Ten other civilians and one firefighter were hurt in the blaze, although none suffered life threating injuries. They were all take to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, according to the FDNY.

The fire, which officials believe broke out in the basement, was brought under control by around 2:30 a.m. Twelve FDNY units, including 60 firefighters, responded to the scene.

The FDNY is investigating the cause of the fire.

One Deceased, Nine Injured in House Fire @CitizenApp

81-19 102nd Rd 2:03:25 AM EDT

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