2 dead in Queens house fire

Authorities say two women have died in a Queens house fire.

More than 100 firefighters battled the fast-moving blaze during a rainstorm early Monday on Wheatley Street in Far Rockaway.

The call came in at 4:05 a.m.  Firefighters found the women unconscious and unresponsive inside the home.  EMS took the women to Saint John's Hospital but it was too late.

Three firefighters suffer minor injuries.  They were also taken to Sain John's Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.  The FDNY Fire Marshall was continuing to investigate.

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