3 dead in Queens fire

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- A third person has died after a two-alarm house fire in Queens late Monday.

The fire broke out just after 10:30 p.m. on Ithaca Street in Elmhurst.

According to the New York City Police Department, when the fire was put out, officers found three men who were unresponsive. Two were taken to Elmhurst General Hospital, where one was pronounced dead, and the other died Tuesday.

A third was taken to Forest Hills Hospital the night of the fire, where he was pronounced deceased.

The men who died the night of the fire have been identified as 53-year-old Craig Lott and Martin Devereaux, 71. The man who died Tuesday has not been identified.

The medical examiner will determine the causes of death.

The fire was caused by smoking. There was no working smoke alarm in the two-story home.