WHITESTONE, Queens (WABC) -- A 74-year-old man died in a fire in his Whitestone, Queens, home that officials said was caused by smoking.
The victim was found in his Riverside Drive house after the fire broke out at about 11:50 p.m. Thursday.
Flames burned through the basement and first floor of 154-32 Riverside.
The victim was found inside. The apartment had no smoke alarm.
The cause is under investigation, but officials said they believe the victim may have been smoking.
Man found dead in Whitestone house fire caused by smoking