Kew Gardens Hills Fire Injures 8 In Queens
Posted by admin | Queens News | Posted on October 18th, 2009
Eight people were hospitalized early this morning after a two-alarm fire ripped through an apartment in Queens.
Officials say the fire started around 3 a.m. on the fifth floor of a housing complex at 71st Avenue and 156st Street in Kew Gardens Hills.
It took more than a hundred firefighters and an hour to contain the flames.
Four people were hospitalized with serious injuries and four firefighters suffered minor injuries.
The Red Cross is also helping a displaced family find housing.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials believe it was an accident.