Body found in attic Saturday after Friday morning's Queens fire

  • Source: WABC-TV
  • Published: 05/13/2018 09:52 AM

FDNY officials discovered a body in the attic after returning to a burnt-out home in Queens on Saturday. The fire broke out Friday just after 5 a.m. on 40-46 Case Street in Elmhurst. Wali Ullah says for the past 24 hours, in his gut, he knew his cousin, Golam Saroar did not survive the fire. "To be honest, I really wish that's not him. You know, I really wish. But as far as I can see what's going on," Ullah says. It took more than a hundred firefighters to get flames under control. Seven firefighters were hurt. "During the course of the fire, we had an interior stair collapse, which caused a serious injury to one of our members," says Deputy Assistant Chief Wayne Cartwright. A spokesperson for the FDNY says the victim's family asked police to check the building again around 5 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters arrived back on scene within an hour.


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