House Fire Kills 8-Year-Old Boy in Springfield Gardens

A fire at 140-26 160th Avenue in Springfield Gardens killed an 8-year-old boy who lived there. Photo via Google Maps

A fire at 140-26 160th Avenue in Springfield Gardens killed an 8-year-old boy who lived there. Photo via Google Maps

By David Brand

A tragic Springfield Gardens house fire killed an 8-year-old boy early Sunday morning.

Tighani Jones died inside his home at 140-26 160th Street in Springfield Gardens near the Belt Parkway. After FDNY firefighters extinguished the fire, first responder found Jones unconscious. EMS at the scene pronounced Jones dead.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The city fire marshall continues to investigate the cause of the fire. NYPD officials said the fire did not seem to be the result of arson or other crimes.