Five Alarm Fire Hit Jackson Heights Last Night


    Pictured above is the scene this morning at the Bruson Building, the Jackson Heights commercial structure on 37th Avenue that caught fire last night. CBS reports that the blaze broke out on the third floor around 5:30 pm, reaching five alarms just before 10 pm. Fire fighters finally brought the flames under control at 11:40 pm. It’s unclear what caused it. DNAinfo reports three injuries, with one victim hospitalized in serious condition for smoke inhalation. And the Jackson Heights Beautification Group reports that “Armondo’s and La Portena suffered a lot of damage and will be closed for a long time. Don’t know about Frank’s Pharmacy which is the next store down.” Plaza College is also located within the building, and it’s likely the school sustained serious damage as well. There are also small businesses like a dentist’s office, insurance brokers and a travel agent here. You can see lots of pictures of the actual blaze at Jackson Heights Life.

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