NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Water used in fighting an extra-alarm fire in Flushing, Queens Wednesday left the No. 7 Train tunnel flooded and service partially shut down.
The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in the building 135-42 Roosevelt Ave. in downtown Flushing, which houses a restaurant and other stores, the FDNY said.
The blaze was raised to four alarms, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
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Water from the hoses used in fighting the blaze leaked into the No. 7 Train tunnel below from street grates located directly in front of the building that was on fire, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The water flooded the tracks in the Flushing-Main Street station as well as the tunnel leading between the station and the Mets-Willets Point stop, according to the MTA.
As a result, No. 7 Train service was suspended between the two stops Wednesday evening.
Crews late Wednesday had to pump out the flooded station and to clean and test components that were submerged, the MTA said.
Service was restored with residual delays late Wednesday night.