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Four-Alarm Fire Tears Through Several Businesses in Sunnyside

A fire broke out Thursday at 45-08 44th Street (FDNY via Twitter)

Aug. 12, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A four-alarm fire tore through several businesses in Sunnyside Thursday morning.

Flames broke out inside Taiyo Foods, a Japanese market located at 45-08 44th St., at around 7:20 a.m. The fire quickly spread to the four neighboring businesses housed within the same one-story building, FDNY officials said.

The fire engulfed the buildings and was upgraded to a four-alarm blaze within one hour, according to the FDNY. More than 200 firefighters and EMS personnel reported to the scene.

Firefighters were able to get the flames under control at around 9:15 a.m. Three firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.

Videos posted to the Citizen app show a thick column of smoke rising from the building above the raised 7 train subway tracks.

This is a developing story.

Queens Blvd. between 43rd Street and 47th Street filled with FDNY vehicles (Photo: Marie Tuico)

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