News 16-year-old girl dead after Queens fire, 2 women hurt, NYPD says The fire broke out in an apartment building in St. Albans Wednesday night. A 16-year-old girl died after a fire inside a Queens apartment building, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Updated December 27, 2018 7:53 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A 16-year-old girl is dead and two other women, including the girl’s mother, were seriously injured after a fire in a Queens apartment building Wednesday night, police said. The FDNY responded to the building on Merrick Boulevard, near Ursina Road, in St. Albans, about 8:30 p.m. and found the fire on the third floor. The girl, identified as Lamonies Smith, was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, where she was pronounced dead, cops said. Her 56-year-old mother was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition. A 76-year-old woman who lives next door to Smith and her mom was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in serious condition, police said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Second man dies after Queens fire: NYPDThe fire broke out around 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, police said. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.