Thanksgiving night fire tears through two Queens homes

Posted at 8:09 PM, Nov 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-23 21:58:21-05

JAMAICA, Queens — A fire tore through two homes in Queens on Thanksgiving.

It broke out on 108th Avenue near Union Hall Street Thursday night and quickly spread from one home to another.

Firefighters knocked down the three-alarm fire around 8 p.m.

One firefighter was injured when ceiling fell on him during extinguishing operations, officials said. None of the homes' occupants were injured; they were out at Thanksgiving dinners. A person was inside one of the homes, but got out in time.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but officials say it's suspicious because of the amount of fire.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management has advised residents to expect smoke and traffic delays in the area. People nearby should avoid smoke and close windows.