A raging fire broke out on Tuesday evening in a three-story private home on 115th Avenue in South Ozone Park. Two firefighters were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries, and the home was left destroyed by the fast-moving blaze.
Witnesses told The Forum the FDNY and NYPD quickly responded in large numbers to the scene at 122-07 115th Avenue after a passerby called 911 to report a fire and possible explosion. The witnesses added that several people were seen running from the house shortly before it became fully engulfed with flames. Another man, later identified as a resident of the house, also safely exited the burning building.
Twelve FDNY units totaling 60 firefighters responded to the all-hands blaze. It took about an hour to bring the fire under control.
Fire department sources said on Wednesday that an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
by Pat Adams