Massive Fire Tears Through Queens Homes

By Ben Fractenberg on July 5, 2012 5:55pm | Updated on July 5, 2012 8:32pm

QUEENS — A four-alarm tore through three adjacent homes in South Ozone Park Thursday, FDNY officials said.

The fire broke out about 5:10 p.m. behind 107-47 112th St. then spread to 107-49 112th St., between 107th and 109th avenues, according to the fire department. The blaze later reached a third house, an FDNY spokesman said.

More than 130 firefighters raced to the scene and the fire was exitinguished at 6:13 p.m., the FDNY said.

Ivanna Kansammy, 19, who lives in a house nearby said she watched as flames approached her building, but firefighters managed to put out the blaze before it reached her home.

"It was all smoke," Kansammy said. "When they broke the windows [to the attic] the fire came out. It was out of control."

No civilians were injured in the fire, but 13 firefighters suffered minor injuries, mostly related to the heat, an FDNY official at the scene said.

A puppy with a wound on its paw was removed from one of the houses about 7:15 p.m.

 

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