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Historic Elmhurst Home Gutted by Fire, FDNY Says

By Katie Honan | September 8, 2015 1:14pm
 The home on 56th Avenue was well known in the neighborhood. 
The home on 56th Avenue was well known in the neighborhood. 
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ELMHURST — An historic old house was gutted Tuesday morning by a two-alarm fire that is still under investigation, according to the fire department.

The fire was called in at 8:30 a.m., according to the FDNY. It tore through the second floor of the large green house at 90-11 56th Ave., ripping up the top floor's white mansard roof and dormer windows. 

The blaze was elevated to a second-alarm 10 minutes later, and around 106 firefighters responded, officials said.

It was brought under control at 9:10 a.m., officials said.

The home was empty at the time of the fire, officials said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Two firefighters were brought to North Shore University Hospital in Forest Hills for smoke inhalation, according to the FDNY.

The property was sold Aug. 20 for $2 million to a company formed last October called 90-56 L&Z Realty LLC, city records show.

A filing for the LLC shows it was formed October 2014 by Kui Lin, of Sunset Park. 

Lin could not be reached for comment.