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Fire Tears Through Six Storefronts in Jackson Heights Thursday Night: FDNY

The fire started at a restaurant inside 37-54 74th St (Photo: FDNY)

March 5, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A four-alarm fire tore through a commercial building in Jackson Heights Thursday night damaging several storefronts.

The blaze began at around 10:50 p.m. inside a restaurant located at 37-54 74th St., according to the FDNY.

The fire, which started in the basement area at Prince Kebab & Chinese Restaurant, swept through five other storefronts that occupy the building, the FDNY said.

A rooftop image of the blaze (Photo: Citizen)

The FDNY dispatched a total of 39 units consisting of around 170 firefighters to tackle the inferno.

Firefighters eventually brought the fire under control at around 4:10 a.m., the NYPD said.

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

The FDNY did not say what caused the fire.

A video of the blaze was captured by a Citizen user and can be viewed here.

 

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