Man, 61, killed in basement fire at Queens home

A 61-year-old man was killed when a blaze erupted in his Queens home early Wednesday, authorities said. 

The fire broke out in the basement of the two-story residence on Bedell Street near 115th Road in Jamaica around 4:30 a.m., officials said. 

Colin Cyrus was discovered unconscious and unresponsive – with severe burns – inside the home, police said. 

Colin Cyrus was pronounced dead on scene.
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Colin Cyrus was discovered unconscious and unresponsive.

He was pronounced dead on scene by EMS. 

No one else was hurt, according to the FDNY.

The blaze, which drew a dozen units with 60 firefighters to the scene, was under control by 5:10 a.m., the FDNY said. 

The cause was under investigation later in the morning, but there were no immediate signs of criminality.