QUEENS — An electrical blaze that erupted at a Forest Hills home Thursday night does not appear to be related to the series of arson fires that had the neighborhood on edge last year, when a serial arsonist, "looking like a ninja," intentionally set seven fires in two months, sources said.
No one was hurt in the fire, which broke out in the basement of a 2-story residential home at 71-38 Nansen St. shortly before 5 p.m.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control within a half hour, officials said.
The fire erupted in a different section of the neighborhood than the arsons, which targeted vacant homes that were under construction. The last of those fires was set on Dec. 6.
On Thursday night, the 112th Precinct tweeted a photo of a police officer walking out of the house where the fire erupted with two small children.
"All is well on Nansen Street," the precinct tweeted.
All is well on Nansen Street. It was a minor electrical fire. Officer Raptis is shown here with 2 of the occupants. pic.twitter.com/m1TMuBnlQx— NYPD 112th Precinct (@NYPD112Pct) February 4, 2016