From the NY Times:
A man was found dead as firefighters extinguished a blaze on the top floor of a three-story brick commercial building in Flushing, Queens, on Saturday afternoon, the authorities said.
The victim, who was not immediately identified by name, was found shortly before 3 p.m. inside the third-floor office at 136-79 Roosevelt Avenue, just east of Main Street, said firefighter Richard T. Viglione, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department.
It was unclear how the fire began, Mr. Viglione said, but a police official said detectives were investigating the death as a possible homicide.
A second man, “with serious burns,” was injured in the fire, and taken to New York Hospital Queens, Mr. Viglione said.
A caller to 911 reported the fire at 2:34 p.m. Mr. Viglione said it was a one-alarm blaze that was contained to that location. The first companies to arrive included engine companies 273 and 320 and ladder companies 129 and 130. The fire was under control in 29 minutes, or by 3:03 p.m., Mr. Viglione said.
He said the body of the man, who appeared to be in his 40s, was discovered by firefighters were battling the fire.
Update: It may have been a murder-suicide sparked by a dispute over immigration papers.