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Rooftop Fire at Kaufman Studios Building

Western Queens Gazette - March 14, 2017

by Western Queens Gazette

A fast-moving fire burned through the roof of a building at the Kaufman Studio complex on March 7.

Firefighters received a first call at about 6:37 a.m., of the fire on the rooftop of a building at 34-12 36th Street in Astoria, a fire spokesperson said. The fire was clearly visible from the street when firefighters arrived, the spokesperson said.

More than 60 firefighters battled the blaze for jut under one hour before it was brought under control. There were no injuries.

The amount of damage to the building is unclear. FDNY officials are awaiting the results of an investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire.