7-year-old girl, 51-year-old woman killed when fire tears through Queens home: FDNY

Posted at 10:57 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 18:57:32-04

RICHMOND HILL, Queens — A 7-year-old girl and a 51-year-old woman were killed when a two-alarm fire ripped through a Queens home Sunday morning, officials.

A 19-year-old man is also in critical condition from the fire. It broke out Sunday morning on the first floor of a home located on 117th Street, near Atlantic Avenue, in the Richmond Hill neighborhood, according to the FDNY.

Neighbors saw the critically injured victim and his 15-year-old brother trying to jump out windows to escape the flames.

Police identified the 51-year-old victim as Silvia Umana and identified the 7-year-old girl as Guadalupe Perez.

Two victims were pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital in critical condition, the FDNY said just before 11:30 a.m.

A third person was critically injured and a fourth victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, the FDNY said in an update on Twitter at 11:45a.m.

The blaze was officially under control before 11 a.m. after escalating to to a two-alarm fire shortly before 10 a.m., the FDNY said on social media.