Four firefighters hurt battling three-alarm blaze in Maspeth: FDNY

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Several firefighters were injured while battling a three-alarm blaze that ripped through businesses along a Maspeth shopping strip on Sunday afternoon, according to the Fire Department.

The NYPD reported that the 911 call about the incident, at 69-10 Grand Ave., came in at about 1:55 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Fire Department sources said the blaze ignited inside a Dollar Tree store, and rapidly grew into a three-alarm inferno. The fire impacted several nearby businesses, including a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.

Water lines are stretched along Grand Avenue during a three-alarm fire in Maspeth on Sept. 6, 2020. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

Thirty-three Fire Department units from surrounding areas, with 138 members, and the 104th Precinct responded to the scene.

Four smoke-eaters wound up being rushed to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries suffered while battling the blaze, the FDNY reported.

Firefighters work to put out the three-alarm fire on Grand Avenue in Maspeth. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

The Fire Department tweeted that the blaze was brought under control at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Fire marshals are now investigating what sparked the inferno, law enforcement sources said.

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