1 dead, 1 critical after 'suspicious' fire rips through Queens building

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A 64-year-old man was killed and an 86-year-old man is in critical condition after a 'suspicious' fire ripped through a building in Queens.

The fire started in a three-story building on 150th Street in Jamaica. The building has four churches on the ground floor, and worshippers tried to get upstairs to help get people out.

Firefighters got the fire under control just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

Both men were rushed to the hospital, and David Hawkins was pronounced dead. The identity of the 86-year-old has not been released.

The two men were roommates, and lived with another elderly woman. The woman's daughter said her mother was at church when the fire broke out.

The fire remains under investigation, but the fire chief says it is being investigated as suspicious.

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