NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Queens apartment fire was so big, it’s now seven alarms.
CBS2’s Nick Caloway reported that about 400 firefighters were at the scene trying to put it down.
The fire started around 1pm, only filling the Jackson Heights neighborhood in flames for hours that could be seen for kilometers around.
FDNY members are active at the scene of the fire with 5 alarms at 89-07 34th Avenue in Queens. pic.twitter.com/jRHUpQbL5l
– FDNY (@FDNY) April 6, 2021
Video from the scene is remarkable. Intense flames can be seen erupting from the apartment windows of the six-story residential building located on 89th Street and 34th Avenue.
“There are tons of smoke. I saw it from my window one block away. And when I got down here, there was flames shooting off the roof. They poured water over it for two hours. It’s crazy, ”said one of the neighbors.
Fire officials told CBS2 at least 9 people were injured, including five firefighters. However, no injuries were found to be life-threatening.
The cause is still under investigation.
The Red Cross was present at the scene to help displaced residents.
CBS2’s Nick Caloway contributed to this report. Please check back for more about this growing story.