QUEENS — Eleven people were injured when a massive fire roared through a Kew Gardens apartment building Tuesday night, leaving residents scrambling for safety, the FDNY said.
The blaze erupted on the third floor of the seven building at 84-70 129th St., near Metropolitan Avenue, about 7 p.m. and quickly climbed up to the sixth floor, the FDNY said.
Photos showed firefighters helping two people who were trapped on the fire escape as flames shot out from a nearby window.
Five families received temporary housing from the Red Cross while the rest of those displaced were able to relocate themselves, a spokesman for the organization said.
About 170 firefighters raced to the scene and finally brought the blaze under control about 9:15 p.m., the FDNY said.