Mayday at Queens Apartment Fire, Firefighter Seriously Injured

A firefighter was seriously injured in a fall while fighting a house fire in Woodhaven, Queens.
(CBS New York, YouTube)

Firefighter falls through stairs at Woodhaven fire

FirefighterNation Staff

QUEENS, New York — A firefighter was seriously injured while fighting an apartment fire this morning in Queens.

Firefighters responded to the fire on 85th Street in the Woodhaven neighborhood at approximately 5:10 a.m.

During the fire a mayday was transmitted for a firefighter who fell through a flight of stairs, according to ABC7.

From the site nycfire.net it was reported the firefighter fell down a shaft.

(Queens 2nd Alarm Box 8539)

The firefighter was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

Two occupants were also injured.

The fire in the apartment building went to two alarms.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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