Firefighters labored for nearly nine hours to extinguish a seven-alarm fire that began late Friday night in a Flushing storefront and extended into an adjacent building, according to the FDNY.
After receiving a call just before midnight on Jan. 8 regarding the blaze at a three-story building located at 136-15 37th Ave., approximately 50 units and 200 FDNY personnel responded to the scene to fight the fire.
Fire Department sources said the fire originated in the three-story building before extending to an adjacent structure.
The blaze was first classified as a two-alarm fire at 12:11 a.m. on Jan. 9, before slowly progressing to a seven-alarm classification by 5:19 a.m.
Queens 7-Alarm Box 4464, 136-15 37 AVE, Store Fire, 1 FLR
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Seven firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling the inferno and have been transported to local hospitals.
While a collapse zone has been established, units were still operating at the scene at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, according to the FDNY.
The fire was brought under control at about 8:51 a.m. on Jan. 9. Fire marshals are investigating its cause.