From the NY Post:
The Fire Department said it received a 5:37 a.m. call for the blaze Saturday at 90-31 48th Ave. It went to a third-alarm at 6:16 a.m.
A neighbor said the three-story house was vacant and that the men who died were squatters.
There were more than 60 people living in the house in early 2020, according to a complaint received by the city Department of Buildings in January 2020 from someone who wanted to rent a room there and “witnessed people using drugs and the whole house smell of marijuana.”
The DOB had issued a partial vacate order in February 2018 because the basement was illegally converted into six living units.
Another person was found dead in the house