Queens apartment fire claims a life

Queens apartment fire claims a life

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At least one person was killed in an apartment fire in Jamaica Estates, Queens. At least one person was killed in an apartment fire in Jamaica Estates, Queens.

The FDNY says a man died died in an early-morning apartment fire in Queens.

Three other people were hurt in the Jamaica Estates fire including a firefighter who suffered a minor injury.

The fire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday in a second-floor apartment and was under control approximately one hour later.

The Associated Press identified the man who died as Henry Schwan, 62.

The cause of the fire at 182-30 Wexford Terrace was not clear.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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