Firefighters Injured Battling Stubborn Queens Blaze

NEW YORK (AP/CBS New York) — A stubborn blaze at a one-story commercial building in Queens took more than 10 hours to bring under control and injured seven firefighters, one seriously.

Rich Viglione of the New York Fire Department says the fire began at about 6 p.m. Monday inside a large metal-works warehouse in Jamaica.

Crews brought it under control at 4:40 a.m.

About 200 firefighters were at the scene throughout the night.

Viglione says three firefighters sustained burns, one to the face and head. They were taken to a hospital for treatment. Four other firefighters suffered less serious injuries.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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  • Very suspicious

    Not for nothing but with 200 and 8 hours it sounds very suspicious. Are we returning to the 70’s when the landlords burnt the buildings and blamed the minorities.

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