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8 injured in Queens house fire spreads quickly to other homes, supermarket: FDNY

8 injured when massive Queens fire spreads to multiple homes: FDNY
Posted at 2:45 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 22:09:24-05

OZONE PARK, Queens — At least eight people were hospitalized after a fire broke out in a Queens home Sunday and spread quickly to other homes, according to the FDNY.

An off-duty firefighter who jumped into action to help in the moment was one of those injured, officials said. Three other firefighters were hurt. None of the injuries were considered to be life threatening.

The call came in just before 11:30 a.m. for a fire in a two-story Ozone Home home on 101st Avenue, near the corner of 102nd Street, authorities said.

According to officials, the blaze grew to a second alarm just as crews arrived on the scene and quickly grew to a four-alarm fire within 15 minutes, eventually spreading to five other buildings in the area, including a supermarket that was center of the Bangladeshi community there.

Video from the Citizen App shows large, dark clouds of smoke billowing from the back of the building and flames shooting out from what appears to be one of the homes the fire spread to.

Officials said 39 units, about 200 firefighters in total, worked to fight the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Fourteen families were displaced.

The blaze was under control around 1 p.m.