21 Hurt in Queens Fire

The three-alarm blaze erupted at 2:55 a.m. Monday at 143-05 45th Ave.

Monday, Aug 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:24 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
More than a dozen firefighters were hurt while responding to a fire that began in the middle of the night in Flushing, Queens. The cause is still unclear. John Noel reports.

NBC 4 New York

More than a dozen firefighters were hurt while responding to a fire that began in the middle of the night in Flushing, Queens. The cause is still unclear. John Noel reports.

advertisement

Fire officials say 17 firefighters and four residents were injured in a fire at a three-story building in Queens.

The three-alarm blaze erupted at 2:55 a.m. Monday at 143-05 45th Ave. in a building that housed a laundry on the first floor and apartments above.
 
It was brought under control at 5:56 a.m.
 
Two civilans were taken to Flushing Hospital with serious injuries and two others were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, officials said.
 
The firefighters were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
 
The cause of the fire and where it originated are under investigation.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out