1 dead, 1 injured in Staten Island house fire: FDNY

GRANITEVILLE, Staten Island — One person is dead after a fire broke out at a house in Staten Island Thursday morning.

Crews responded to the blaze just after 7 a.m. at a two-story home at 110 Spartan Ave. in Graniteville.

According to fire officials, the blaze started in the basement of the house.

A 55-year-old woman was found unresponsive and unconscious at the location and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Her identity was not immediately released.

A 23-year-old man was taken to the Richmond University Medical Center with a minor injury, fire officials said.

The blaze was deemed under control by 8:17 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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