Two people were killed in an overnight house fire in Queens.
Authorities have confirmed the victims were a father and his young son whose twin brother survived.
As CBS2’s John Dias reports, the Flushing home was destroyed in the fire.
Police confirmed a 6-year-old boy died in the fire, along with a 65-year-old man. Neighbors told Dias it’s a father and his son.
Cellphone video shows flames shooting out of the home at 45-54 157th Street in Flushing, Queens.
It all happened just after 1 a.m
So unbelievably tragic. What could have happened?
Nothing to see here.
The home was in the middle of various repairs, with blue tarps covering part of the building. It’s not clear if the renovations played a role in the blaze, but last February a contractor linked to the home settled a case with the city, apparently paying a fine after being cited for an unstable shed constructed in the driveway.
Department of Buildings records said the shed and backyard were filled with household debris and tools scattered about.