Woman found dead in fire at home in Kew Gardens, Queens

KEW GARDENS, Queens (WABC) -- Authorities say a woman was found dead after a fire in Queens Thursday night.

Police responded to a 911 call of a fire on 60 Avenue in Kew Gardens.

When firefighters arrived they found flames and smoke in the cellar and first floor.

FDNY personnel found a woman inside unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified as 47-year-old Maria Medina.

The FDNY Fire Marshal is investigating. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

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