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FDNY extinguishes two-alarm house fire in Elmhurst

Feb. 26, 2023 By Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm house fire in Elmhurst on Saturday afternoon.

The fire started in the second-floor walls at a two-and-a-half-story residence at 83-26 St. James Ave. in Elmhurst at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Feb. 25. FDNY responded to the scene with 25 units consisting of 106 fire personnel.

Firefighters dealt with heavy clutter conditions throughout a private dwelling at 83-26 St. James Avenue in Elmhurst on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

According to a battalion chief at the scene, the fire extended into the second floor and attic. As fire raced through the walls, responding FDNY personnel also dealt with a heavy clutter condition throughout the building.

Fire suppression teams operated four hose-lines to knock down the fire, according to the battalion chief, who added that searches throughout the residence yielded negative results.

Building residents look on as firefighters toss their belongings out into the alleyway during a two-alarm fire at 83-26 St. James Avenue in Elmhurst on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

The fire was placed under control at 4:04 p.m., according to FDNY.

There were no injuries reported, the battalion chief said.

Firefighters dealt with heavy clutter conditions throughout a private dwelling at 83-26 St. James Avenue in Elmhurst on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

As of Sunday morning, FDNY said fire marshals are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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