Third-Alarm Fire Destroys Roof of Popular Chinese Food Restaurant - January 11, 2020

by Emily Davenport

A popular Long Island City eatery will be closed until further notice after a fire broke out inside on Thursday afternoon.

At around 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 9, FDNY responded to a call of a third-alarm fire at the neighborhood’s Xi’an Famous Foods branch, located at 26-19 Jackson Ave. The fire was brought under control about an hour later.

The FDNY stated that five people (one civilian, four fire fighters) suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is being investigated.