NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Investigators say a fire that killed a Queens man and his 6-year-old son was triggered by an electrical fire in a nearby shed.
The flames broke out around 1 a.m. Monday and spread to a home on 157th Street in Flushing.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
The fire marshal said the blaze was accidental, but the smoke alarms were not working.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: New York City Arts And Entertainment Venues Allowed To Reopen At 33% Capacity Beginning April 2
Stephen Blumling, 65, was killed, along with his 6-year-old son Shawn.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Asian Man Brutally Beaten At Lower East Side Subway Station
The boy’s twin brother is still in the hospital with severe burns.