One person was killed, and four others were injured after a two-alarm fire ripped through a house in Queens early this morning. It took 106 firefighter approximately two hours to stifle the blaze at 61st St. in Woodside. "There was heavy, heavy fire and we had to climb some fences two yards over to get to the back of the building," said firefighter Ronnie Daly of Rescue 4. Once he smashed his way inside, he found an unresponsive 63-year-old man: "He was about 12 feet into the rear bedroom, on the ground, unconscious. It looked like he was trying to get out."

Officials aren't clear what sparked the fire at the two-story house—which then spread to at least two other adjacent homes—but neighbors say they heard an explosion around 1:15 a.m. "There was an explosion. I woke up and I could see the flames coming out of the house," said Maria Zambrano, who lives next door. Another neighbor told NY1, "Maybe three minutes, five minutes I had already a sound come from down the street here or whatever some 'boom boom' like that." Four other people in the home were hurt.