Two-alarm fire causes severe damage to Glendale Bagels on Myrtle Avenue: FDNY

Glendale Bagels Fire
(Photo by Paul Frangipane)

A two-alarm fire tore through a Glendale bagel shop early Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, causing heavy damage to the building, according to the FDNY.

The fire broke out just after 4:20 a.m., bringing 25 units and more than 100 firefighters and EMS personnel to Glendale Bagels, located at 69-35 Myrtle Ave. on a commercial strip between 69th Place and 71st Street.

Firefighters brought the fire under control at 5:49 a.m. and there were no injuries reported, according to the FDNY. Fire marshals will determine the cause of the fire.

A preliminary investigation by inspectors from the city’s Department of Buildings determined that there was extensive fire damage at the rear of the two-story commercial building, including severe charring of the roof rafters, broken windows throughout the structure and open sections of the roof.

(Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Inspectors also found minor fire damage to the adjoining storefront at 69-37 Myrtle Ave. DOB ordered a full vacate order at Glendale Bagels in the interest of public safety due to the severe extent of the damage. A displaced tenant from a second-floor apartment was put in contact with the American Red Cross for emergency relocation assistance, according to DOB.

Councilman Robert Holden took to social media to update his constituents.

“The American Red Cross in Greater New York has registered one resident from the second floor, who is self-relocating, and the NYC Buildings has issued a vacate order for the entire building,” he said. “We stand ready to assist the building owner and Glendale Bagels with anything they need.”