Fire Breaks Out in Long Island City Restaurant: FDNY

The Patch - January 10, 2020

LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS — A three-alarm fire broke out midday Thursday in the Long Island City location of Xi'an Famous Foods, sending thick smoke billowing into the sky and shutting part of Jackson Avenue to traffic.

The fire started about 1:20 p.m. inside a shaft at 26-19 Jackson Ave., according to a Fire Department spokesperson.

One person was hurt, but the victim's injures aren't life-threatening, the agency said in a tweet.

Firefighters closed the avenue to traffic between 44th Drive and 43rd Avenue while they battled the blaze, which took over three hours.

The fire was under control by 4:20 p.m., according to the FDNY.

Fire marshals are investigating how the fire started.