Queens house fire that killed 3, including 6-year-old girl, intentionally set by one of the victims: FDNY

David Caplan
July 10, 2019 - 5:22 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The fire at a Queens house that killed three people and injured two others was intentionally set by one of the victims, FDNY said.

"Fire Marshals have determined that yesterday’s fatal fire at 23-49 93 St #Queens was incendiary - an ignitable liquid was used as an accelerant. There were 3 fatalities and two critically injured in the 2-alarm fire. The investigation is ongoing," the FDNY tweeted.

Fire Marshals have determined that 24-year-old David Abreu Nunez used an ignitable liquid as an accelerant to Wednesday's fatal fire at 23-49 93 St in Queens.

Nunez had been staying with the family and doused the kitchen with the flammable liquid after a dispute at the home.

A 6-year-old girl and her 70-year-old great-grandfather were killed, along with Nunez and left two critically injured.

The investigation is ongoing. 

The fire, in East Elmhurst, was reported just after 4 p.m. on 93rd Street.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the FDNY said the fire was under control. 

Over 100 firefighters from 25 units responded to the scene.

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