Over 200 firefighters place fire at dry cleaners in Long Island City under control

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LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — More than 200 firefighters put a massive blaze at a dry cleaners in Long Island City under control late Sunday evening.

The FDNY received a call at 3:42 p.m. about a fire at 38-68 13th St. The fire quickly escalated from a 2-to 3-alarm fire. Smoke billowed out from the building as firefighters poured water onto the roof. It eventually collapsed.

By 7 p.m. the fire expanded to a 5-alarm fire. More than 200 firefighters were called to the scene to battle the fire, which spread to a furniture store.

The Office of Emergency Control advised residents nearby to keep windows and doors closed because of the heavy smoke and smell of burning wood.

Officials said one firefighter has suffered a minor injury.

The fire was placed under control around 8:40 p.m., the FDNY said.

It’s still unclear what caused the fire. The FDNY will determine the cause within the next few days.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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