Queens, NY All-Hands Fire

City Streets video of a fire at Box 7717

(City Streets, YouTube)

City Street – All Hands

Date: 5/17/2020
Location: East Elmhurst, Queens.

Just after 1pm Sunday a column of black smoke began to rise from a house on 96th street in East Elmhurst, Queens. After multiple people called 911 Engine 316 arrived first on scene and transmitted the 10-75 (code for a working fire).

Within seconds Ladder 154 with the help of Ladder 138 entered the residence and began to search for victims.

The ladder companies quickly alerted Battalion 49 that they had two people still trapped inside and that they were in the process of rescuing the victims.

Both people were pulled out and handed over to EMS personnel.

Unfortunately one man has succumbed to his injuries.

The Fire Marshals have taken over the scene and will determine the cause.

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