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Kew Gardens Hills, NY - Orthodox Jewish Stores Amongst Damaged In Raging Blaze In Queens; 3 Firefighters Hurt

Published on: December 31, 2016 07:22 PM
By: AP
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One of the Kosher stores is seen engulfed under fireOne of the Kosher stores is seen engulfed under fire

Kew Gardens Hills, NY - A fire has raged through more than a dozen storefronts on a block in New York City, injuring three firefighters.

The Fire Department of New York says about 180 firefighters were called to the blaze Friday night in the Kew Gardens neighborhood in Queens.


Flames surged through the roofs of shops in a one-story commercial strip on Vleigh Place. The fire department tweeted a photo of firefighters dousing the roof from a firetruck’s elevated bucket.

The block includes a pizzeria, a law office and kosher food stores.

The fire department says three firefighters have suffered non-life-threatening injuries, though one has more serious injuries than the others.

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 Dec 31, 2016 at 07:52 PM unknown123 Says:

Wow, that is sad!


 Jan 01, 2017 at 10:32 AM Enough Already Says:

I believe this fire went to four alarms and if there is good in this story, it was Friday night and most if not all stores were unoccupied. The bad is obvious, and the fact that 3 FDNY members were injured makes it worse. I hope everyone had enough insurance coverage to cover their losses, and that the three firemen recover quickly and fully from their injuries.


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