Infant dies in house fire in Jamaica, Queens

An infant boy was killed in a house fire Sunday night in Jamaica, Queens.

Officials say flames broke out in the single-family home on 106th Avenue at around 11 p.m.

Cell phone video shows firefighters battling the blaze overnight, with raging flames shooting from the attic.

Authorities say the infant was found on the second floor of the home and was transported to the Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The NYPD identified the two and a half-year-old as Jason Eli.

Neighbors packed the street, visibly upset by the tragedy. Some of them are left homeless from this fire.

Investigators are working to determine how the fire started and how the baby was tragically trapped inside.

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