The entire back of the home was destroyed by the fire. FDNY officials say that the fire started in the downstairs kitchen and spread through the rear wall.
A smoky fire that was seen as far away as Brooklyn and Breezy Point hit 434 Beach 123 Street on Easter Sunday afternoon. The fire drew lots of onlookers and several fire units.
The unidentified owner of the two-story home speaks with neighbors as the firefighters put the fire out.
Officials say that some off-duty firefighters who live in the neighborhood went into the home and made sure that everybody was out before the fire apparatus arrived. The two elderly residents got out on their own.