Cause of Ozone Park house fire on eve of July 4 holiday remains under investigation: FDNY

The FDNY battled a house fire in Ozone Park on the eve of the 4th of July holiday and the investigation remains ongoing.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

FDNY fire marshals are working to determine the cause of a fire that gutted a home in Ozone Park last week.

Firefighters from Engine Company 294 in Richmond Hill and Tower Ladder 142 in Ozone Park responded to a call that was received at 8:23 p.m. of a fire in a private dwelling at 77-07 95th Ave. on the night of July 3.

Firefighters work the scene of an all-hands fire on 95th Avenue and 77th Street. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A dozen units responded to the location between 77th Street and 78th Street, bringing 60 firefighters and EMS personnel to the scene.

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

“I was worried that the fire was going to continue to spread but the firefighters did an amazing job of stopping it,” a nearby resident said.

Firefighters operate in the rear during a fire at 77-15 and 77-17 95th Ave. on Wednesday night. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters used four hose lines to knock down the main body of the fire and placed it under control at 9:04 p.m. Searches throughout the building were negative and there were no injuries.

Firefighters fight fire in the rear of two private dwellings at 77-15 and 77-17 95th Ave. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters remained on the scene conducting overhaul operations and checking for hotspots.

The investigation remains ongoing by the FDNY’s Fire Marshal Office.

Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.