84-Year-Old Woman Killed In Queens House Fire

January 17, 2019 - 11:52 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- An elderly woman lost her life in a fire that tore through her home in Queens on Wednesday night.

She has been identified as Ruth Andrade, 84.  Andrade was found unconscious and unresponsive on the first floor of the home located at 166-11 91st Avenue in Jamaica and was pronounced dead on arrival at Queens General Hospital.

An 85-year-old man was also hurt in the fire but is expected to survive.

The relationship between the victims is not clear. The cause of the fire is under investigation and the medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.