Western Queens Fires Injure More than a Dozen

Queens Chronicle - May 12, 2018

by Queens Chronicle

Two blazes in western Queens injured 17 people on Friday morning, the FDNY said. Most of those hurt were firefighters.

One in Jackson Heights, which occurred at a three-story home, critically injured two young girls at midnight, the agency. Four firefighters received minor injuries.

On its alerts-focused Twitter page, the agency said the fire broke out on the second floor of 30-46 71 St. The blaze was under control by 12:39 a.m.

The Daily News reported after firefighters rescued the two girls in the Jackson Heights blaze — identified as Saron and Jasmine Vasra, who are cousins — paramedics took them to Elmhurst Hospital Center.

Hours later, a fire broke out on the second floor of 40-46 Case St. in Elmhurst, the @FDNYAlerts account said.

The blaze started at about 5:10 a.m. and was under control in around 30 minutes. The fire hurt four civilians, one of them critically, and it gave seven firefighters non-life threatening injuries.