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FDNY: Man dies after fleeing from fire in Forest Hills apartment, another sent to hospital in critical condition

Courtyard at 111-29 66 Ave (#FDNY)

Oct. 10, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

A man whose Forest Hills apartment building caught fire is dead after he attempted to flee his unit while covered in flames this morning, according to FDNY.

Ramon Rahim, 59, was pronounced dead after he was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in front of 111-29 66th Ave. The FDNY arrived at the building at a little after 10:20 a.m.

Another victim, a 30-year-old male, was found with burns to his face and arms, according to the FDNY. The victim was transported to New York-Presbyterian/Queens hospital in critical condition. He is now stable, according to police.

An FDNY spokesperson said witnesses saw Rahim run out into the courtyard engulfed in flames before he collapsed. Other witnesses told the FDNY that the 30-year-old victim jumped from the window of the second floor apartment.

The fire was under control by 10:53 p.m., according to the FDNY spokesman. In total, 12 units with 60 firefighters responded to the incident.

The FDNY is currently investigating what caused the fire.

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