Two women were killed and two firefighters were injured during a house fire in Far Rockaway early on Monday morning, authorities said.
The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. in a two-story house on Wheatley Street near Brunswick Avenue, authorities said. The two women were found unconscious inside the house and were rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The victim’s names have not yet been released. Two firefighters at the scene suffered minor injuries.
“The fire was put out at about 6 a.m.,” a FDNY spokesman said.
The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.