Boy, 12, Found Dead In Rockaway Park Fire

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy was found dead early Sunday in a fire in Rockaway Park, Queens.

As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, black soot marked the windows of the apartment where 12-year-old Thomas Curly lost his life. First responders were called at 3:10 a.m. for the fire in the building at 122-20 Ocean Promenade.

Once the fire was out, responders found the boy — known to his family as T.J. — unconscious and unresponsive at the scene, police said.

T.J. was rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

T.J. Curley

T.J. Curley, 12, was killed in a fire in Far Rockaway, Queens on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Credit: Curly Family)

Bob Canavan is the boy’s neighbor.

“Around 4 o’clock in the morning, a man was knocking on my window. He was on the fire escape saying there was a fire. ‘You got to get…

Original published: 2017-12-03 19:39:26 Read the full New York City News here

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