You are reading

Fire Rips Through Several Woodside Businesses Early Sunday Morning

A 2-alarm fire tore through three businesses in Woodside early Sunday morning (Photo: Citizen)

April 25, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A fire tore through several businesses in Woodside just after midnight Sunday morning leading to the evacuation of several residents who were in apartments located above the stores.

Firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out in the basement of Texas Chicken and Pizza, a fast-food restaurant located at 64-01 Broadway.

The fire quickly spread into two adjacent businesses – a barbershop and a liquor store.

The FDNY sent out about 25 units and more than 100 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

Video footage shows smoke billowing out the front of the fast-food restaurant while firefighters could be seen entering through the front of the liquor store to put out the flames.

Residents living on the second floor of the two-story buildings were forced out of their homes. At least three people suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire.

The FDNY tweeted at 1:38 a.m. that the fire was under control.

The Fire Marshal will ultimately determine the cause of the fire and an investigation is ongoing, the FDNY said.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Queens Public Library celebrates Black History Month with nearly 150 programs highlighting Black resistance, culture

Feb. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed

Throughout February, Queens Public Library will celebrate “Black Resistance” — the theme of its 2023 Black History Month observance — with nearly 150 comprehensive programs and initiatives, including theater performances, author talks and art workshops for all ages, spotlighting various aspects of Black heritage, culture and resilience. 

Popular places where you can watch the Super Bowl in Queens

Feb. 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Hey, football fans! Game time is fast approaching, and across the city and here in Queens, you can feel the excitement brewing as the two teams prepare to take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12. So, kick back and watch the big game, and don’t miss Rihanna’s exciting performance during halftime.