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Massive four-alarm fire in Queens guts warehouse, leaves two firefighters injured

Four-alarm fire guts Queens warehouse
Heavy fire vents through the roll down gates of a one story commercial building on 30th Street in Long Island City, Queens on Oct. 18, 2022.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A massive four-alarm fire in Queens early on Tuesday morning destroyed a commercial building and left two firefighters injured, Fire Department sources said.

According to the FDNY, the blaze ignited just before 2:40 a.m. on Oct. 18 inside a one-story shipping supply store at 47-46 30th St. in Long Island City.

The first arriving units encountered a light haze coming from the store’s roll down gates. After cutting through the gates, the firefighters were met with heavy fire and smoke conditions.

Personnel were briefly withdrawn from the scene as propane canisters and other hazardous materials exploded inside. 

Four-alarm fire guts Queens warehouse
Firefighters fought a four alarm fire in a one story commerical building at 4746 30 Street in Long Island City, Queens on Tuesday, October 18.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
Heavy fire vents through the roll down gates of a one story commercial building on 30 Street in Long Island City, Queens.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Hundreds of firefighters were called to the location. Several tower ladder units set up hose lines, pouring water down onto the fire from above.

The injured firefighters were treated for minor ailments, it was reported.

The blaze was finally brought under control at around 7:01 a.m. Tuesday, the Fire Department tweeted. Firefighters were still working the scene well after sunrise to put out hot spots.

A tower ladder continues to pour water on hot spots inside the Queens warehouse that caught fire on Oct. 18, 2022.Photo by Christian Arnold

The cause is now under investigation by FDNY marshals.

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