NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One man was killed and his elderly mother injured in an apartment fire in Queens early Tuesday morning.

The blaze broke out around 5:30 a.m. inside a two-bedroom apartment on Wexford Terrace in Jamaica Estates.

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Henri Schwan, 62, was killed in the fire, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

His 87-year-old mother, Rosario Schwan, was rushed to New York Hospital in serious condition.

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Forty firefighters responded to the fire; one suffered a minor injury, Schuck reported.

The fire was contained to the one apartment where neighbors said Schwan and his mother had lived for 35 years.

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The cause of the blaze is under investigation.