Elderly couple among three killed in Queens, Brooklyn fires

Three people, including an elderly couple, were killed in a pair of separate blazes early Wednesday in the Big Apple, officials said.

The 75-year-old woman and 81-year-old man died in the Queens fire, which broke out around 4:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of a building on 162nd Street near 71st Avenue in Flushing, cops said. 

Responding firefighters encountered “an advanced fire condition” in the building, “with a heavy clutter condition,” the FDNY said.  

The Queens fire left an elderly couple dead.Daniel Valls/ Freedomnews.tv Responding firefighters encountered “an advanced fire condition” in the Flushing building.Daniel Valls/ Freedomnews.tv A building on 162nd Street near 71st Avenue in Flushing is seen

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