One dead in Queens high-rise fire

One person was killed in a high rise fire in the Corona section of Queens.

February 16, 2010 9:27:53 AM PST
A woman was killed when she was trapped by flames in a high rise fire in the Corona section of Queens. The fire broke out in a 17th-floor apartment in LeFrak City just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say 60-year-old Deborah Kelly was trapped by the flames, which blocked her from escaping her apartment.

Firefighters quickly put out the flames, but it was too late to save Kelly.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. It was not considered suspicious.


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