Blaze Rips through Ozone Park Med Building

Queens Chronicle - April 12, 2019

by Michael Shain

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a four-alarm fire last Friday that tore through a medical office in Ozone Park and badly damaged two adjoining buildings.

The blaze broke out in the middle of lunch hour at Ozone Park Medical Care at 97-13 101 Ave., a building that houses several physicians, a physical rehab facility, a law office and apartments, several blocks off Woodhaven Boulevard.

The building is a wood-frame structure that was quickly involved in flame, fire officials said.

“The fire spread to the buildings on the left and right, which are also wood-framed structures,” FDNY Chief of Fire Operations Thomas Richardson said on Twitter.

“Firefighters did an excellent job containing the fire to those three buildings.”

At the fire’s height, more than 200 firefighters and EMS workers were on the scene.

An FDNY spokesman said it couldn’t say when residents might be able return.