Forest Hills Dept. of Transportation Garage Destroyed by Fire

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on January 23, 2014 1:00pm 

 No injuries were reported in a fire of a DOT garage in Forest Hills.
No injuries were reported in a fire of a DOT garage in Forest Hills.
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QUEENS — The Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed a vacant Department of Transportation garage in Forest Hills Thursday morning, fire officials said.

It took 25 fire trucks and 105 firefighters to extinguish the inferno, which started shortly before 5 a.m. at 69-46 Sybilla St., near 70th Avenue, the FDNY said.

“It was huge,” said Frank Gulluscio, district manager at Community Board 6, of the fire.

The flames were brought under control just before 7:40 a.m., according to the FDNY.

"There were no injuries at this vacant, ancillary building," a spokesman for the DOT said in an email, adding that "there will be no long-term impacts on the agency’s operations."

It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze in the one-story brick building.

 

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