Three people are dead following an apartment fire in Corona, Queens that occurred just before midnight last night.
Police responded to a 911 call at 11:46 p.m. for a fire at the LeFrak City development on 57th Avenue. Inside an apartment on the ninth floor, officers found three unconscious adults, who were removed after the FDNY had extinguished the blaze.
Louise Jean-Charles, 59, and Nadia Donnay, 37, were taken to Elmhurst General Hospital, where they were pronounced DOA; Napolean, Michel, 69, was transported to Forest Hills Long Island Jewish Hospital where he was also pronounced DOA. The three reportedly lived together in the apartment.
Neighbors in the 16-story building smelled smoke and were able to escape. "Right away, we took our jackets and we starting knocking on the doors letting people know there's a fire," a resident told CBS2. "There was smoke all over the place"
An Instagram video from the scene shows the apartment completely engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.