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Massive Fire Breaks Out by FedEx Warehouse at JFK

By Jack Weinstein | September 23, 2015 4:19pm

QUEENS — A dumpster fire spread into a massive blaze Wednesday morning at a Federal Express warehouse at JFK Airport, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to a call at 10:29 a.m. and had the fire under control by 11:21 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

Employees were evacuated from the building and no one was hurt, FedEx spokeswoman Davina Cole said.

A firefighter was treated at the scene for a minor injury, according to the fire department.

The cause of the fire was still being investigated, but was not considered suspicious, the FDNY spokesman said.

The fire started in one dumpster next to the FedEx building and spread to a second dumpster, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. He could not say if the fire spread to the warehouse.

Airport operations weren’t interrupted by the fire, Pentangelo said. FedEx operations also continued as normal, the spokesman said.

The FDNY said 25 units and 106 firefighters responded to the call. Port Authority firefighters also responded to the scene.