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A third Queens victim is recovering from a 5-alarm house fire in NYC

The body of a third victim was recovered Saturday at the site of a five-alarm fire in Queens that had already killed two, authorities said.

The fire at 104-19 125th Street in Ozone Park on Friday killed a man and woman in their 50s, and the body found in the remains of the destroyed home on Saturday was her son, neighbors and relatives said.

One of the victims, Nanda Balo, 59, retired from a medical company that made pills, according to his sister Mohani Persaud.

“He was my brother. what can i really say He was a good man. I’m really sad,” she said.

His wife worked at Kennedy Airport and their son was in his early 20s, neighbors said.

The fire devastated the three-storey house, which neighbors said had four apartments on the top floor, second floor, first floor and basement where the Balo family lived.

Two other homes were destroyed and five others were damaged by the inferno. Strong winds help spread the flames.

A five-alarm fire destroyed a three-story home in Ozone Park, Queens.
A five-alarm fire destroyed three homes in Ozone Park, Queens.
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A five-alarm fire destroyed three homes in Ozone Park, Queens.
Authorities are currently investigating what caused the fire with five alerts.
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Adam Santra, 15, who lives in the house next door to where the victims died, said he was not home at the time and his sister called him on FaceTime and showed him the fire.

“All you could see was our house on fire,” he said. “Everyone is fine. We are staying with family members at the moment.”

Valmacky Chattergoon, who lives on a nearby block, said he saw firefighters trying to put out the blaze.

A local resident watches as firefighters put out the five alarm fire at Ozone Park, Queens.
A local resident watches as firefighters put out the five alarm fire at Ozone Park, Queens.
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Resident Valmacky Chattergoon claimed firefighters were struggling to contain the five-alarm blaze.
Resident Valmacky Chattergoon claimed firefighters were struggling to contain the five-alarm blaze.
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Authorities confirmed the devastating deaths of Nanda Balo, his wife and son.
Authorities confirmed that Nanda Balo, his wife and son were killed in the wildfire.
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“They scream, ‘We can’t do this. We can’t go in. The fire is still high.’ We tried to go in and they saw the roof come down and the chief said, ‘Back off, back off,'” Chattergoon said.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/18/a-third-queens-victim-recovered-from-5-alarm-nyc-house-fire/ A third Queens victim is recovering from a 5-alarm house fire in NYC

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