WOODHAVEN, Queens (PIX11) — A two-alarm house fire destroyed a three-story private home in Queens Saturday morning.
The fire department got the call about the fire on the home’s first floor on 90th Street and 89th Avenue around 1 a.m.
More than 100 firefighters spent an hour battling the blaze. It was brought under control around 2 a.m. No one was injured, according to authorities.
Neighbors told PIX11 News that two people escaped the home with the family dog. However, the family’s cat could not be found.
Lisseth Perera, who lives next door, said it was devastating to watch the homeowner as the house burned.
“The owner, she was crying, like literally. She was saying, ‘My house, my house.’ My mom was hugging her, and it was so sad,” Perera said.
The FDNY said the cause was still under investigation.