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Fire Rips Through Several Flushing Businesses Friday Night: FDNY

The damage caused by the fire which broke out at 136-15 37th Ave. (Image by NYC Emergency Management)

Jan. 11, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A fire tore through two buildings containing several businesses in Flushing Friday night.

The FDNY said that it received a call just before midnight Friday about a blaze inside a three-story building located at 136-15 37th Ave.

The fire ripped through the building– occupied by a hair salon, a barbershop and a seafood restaurant– and spread into an adjacent building that is home to a pharmacy. The residential units located above the businesses were also damaged.

The FDNY declared the blaze a 7-alarm fire and dispatched 50 units consisting of more than 200 firefighters. The FDNY eventually got the fire under control at 8:50 a.m. Saturday morning.

Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries and were transferred to a local hospital. There were no reports of any civilian injuries.

The FDNY said that the fire was accidental and caused by a hair iron being left on.

There was no smoke alarm present at the location, the FDNY said.

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