Retired FDNY lieutenant celebrates 100th birthday with party in Queens

ST. ALBANS, Queens (WABC) -- Lighting birthday candles for a 100-year-old can be a fire hazard, but Wilbur Hutchins is no ordinary centenarian. He is a retired FDNY lieutenant.

On Saturday, the department threw Hutchins a party outside his home in St. Albans, Queens.

He and his wife, Daisy, sat on a custom-made platform.

By coincidence, today was the couple's 50th wedding anniversary.

Hutchins says he was one of the first non-white firefighters in the city.

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