By Todd Maisel
The FDNY and NYPD are investigating a fire that killed a 40-year-old woman and injured two others inside a Jamaica home.
More than 100 fighters arrived to douse the flames that engulfed a house at 114-30 158th Street and damaged two neighboring homes around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Firefighters from Ladder 126 entered the home and found the woman unconscious in the second-floor bathroom, FDNY told the Eagle.
Firefighter Terry McSween and a team of others carried the woman from the house and took her to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead, officials said.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said a woman who lives in the house but did not want to be identified. “There was so much fire in there.”
First-responders rescued two others, including a baby, along with a small dog named Celine. FDNY managed to contain the fire within two hours.
Firefighters said the blaze seemed “suspicious” because of the sheer size. As of press time, the city’s Fire Marshals were investigating the cause.