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3 firefighters injured in Far Rockaway blaze: FDNY

Posted at 6:10 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 06:13:05-05

FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — Three firefighters are injured in a blaze in Far Rockaway on Monday night, the FDNY said.

The call came in around 11 p.m. for a fire on Ocean Crest Drive. Firefighters had to force entry into the home.

Two of the firefighters' injuries are minor, while one fell through a hole in the first floor and into the basement. The third firefighter was quickly removed and evaluated by EMS and taken to a local area hospital.

At one point, the fire was on both stories of the private house. Units were investigating possible problems with water pressure.