Two Firefighters Injured in Queens Apartment Blaze

NY Daily News - April 12, 2017


Two firefighters have been seriously injured battling a raging five-alarm blaze in a Queens apartment building Tuesday night, officials said.

The fire broke out just after 6:30 p.m. at a seven-story apartment building on 94th St. by 57th Ave. in Elmhurst, and quickly spread through the building’s rafters.

One firefighter went to New York Presbyterian Hospital, the second to Elmhurst Hospital, with serious but not life-threatening injuries, an FDNY spokesman said.

Flames and thick black smoke were still spewing from the roof of the building more than two hours later, as passers by posted photos and videos of the blaze on social media.

At one point, the FDNY deployed its drone, which uses high-definition and infrared cameras to give firefighters on the ground a view from above.