JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11) — Firefighters battled a 5-alarm fire Wednesday night in Queens.
Acting Chief of Department John Hodgens said the initial call came over at about 7 p.m., and units arrived within minutes. The blaze was burning through a business on 101st Avenue in Jamaica, which Hodgens said is a plumbing and electrical supplies store.
Heavy smoke was coming out of the building, and units also battled heavy fire. Hodgens said first responders also had to deal with a collapse inside the building. No injuries were reported as of Wednesday evening.
As of Wednesday evening, units were still working to contain the fire, and Hodgens said they would be on scene “for a while.” The main concern was stopping the spread to other buildings in the area.