Feb. 17, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb
An elderly man died in a house fire in Whitestone early Friday morning, according to authorities.
According to FDNY and NYPD sources, the fire broke out in a home at 149-36 18th Ave. in Whitestone around 3 a.m. on Feb. 17.
A total of 12 units consisting of 60 FDNY personnel arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire by 3:57 a.m., according to FDNY
Police say a man in his 70s was removed from the scene after suffering from smoke inhalation and a cardiac episode. He was transported to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His identity is pending family notification.
FDNY fire marshals are working to determine the cause of the fire.
The investigation remains ongoing.