Thursday, April 24, 2014
Early video from wind driven 5-alarm fire in Jackson Heights, NY
Early video above from Derek Lloyd and more video below from MrNepaliThakur, Sohug Ghosh and Samiul Faruque at a five-alarm fire yesterday (Monday) evening on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.
Chelsia Rose Marcius & Mark Morales, New York Daily News:
"A stubborn fire in a commercial building in Queens led to a five-alarm response by the Fire Department Monday, and took firefighters more than five hours to extinguish."
"The blaze started on the third floor of a four-story building on 37th Ave. at the corner of 75th St. in Jackson Heights and was reported about 6:11 p.m., FDNY officials said. It was not put out until about 11:40 p.m., according to FDNY officials. "
Officials said winds drove flames to the north side, then back south. More than 170 firefighters were on the scene.
One firefighter had minor injuries and a child from an adjacent building was being evaluated for breathing problems. A third minor injury was also reported but officials did not immediately give details.
The four-story, 40-unit mixed-use building houses the Plaza Business Institute school and several businesses, including office and medical space. It is near the Roosevelt Avenue subway stop and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.