Fire officials said that on Tuesday, more than 300 firefighters and emergency medical personnel put out a fire in a large apartment building in New York City, displacing dozens of families.
According to the New York City Fire Department, a fire broke out in Jackson Heights, Queens at about 1 pm, displacing dozens of families.
FDNY Deputy Assistant Director Michael Gala (Michael Gala) said that the eight alarms did not cause serious injuries.
But 21 people were injured, including 16 firefighters. Gala said that firefighters suffered mainly strains and sprains, but two firefighters were burned. This situation is described as a very complicated and long operation.
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According to NBC New York, the fire broke out on the top floor of a six-story apartment building.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said that an occupant fled the fire, but opened a door, which caused the fire to spread to corridors and other areas.
Nigro said: “For years, we have been emphasizing the seriousness of this situation. Unfortunately, if your house or apartment has a fire, it is important to close that door.”
It was said at the party that no one was missing, and firefighters searched the entire building. He said that of the five people who were injured by non-firefighters, four refused to receive treatment and one was taken to the hospital.
The news helicopter footage showed thick black smoke rising from the building, visible from a distance.
On Tuesday night, about 350 firefighters and EMS personnel were at the scene.
Gala said: “This is a major fire.” “…If not for the next few days, we will be here all night.”
The American Red Cross in the greater New York area is at the scene, providing assistance to displaced residents. In one tweet, more than 130 families were displaced due to the fire.
Nigro said: “There will be many families who need a place to stay tonight.”
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Gala said that once fire officers can safely enter the room, they will begin an investigation.