21 people were injured in a massive NYC apartment fire last week. The fire started around 1:00 pm last Tuesday in an apartment on the 6th floor of a large building located on 34th Avenue near 89th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. While escaping, the resident of the apartment left the door open, allowing the fire to spread through the hallways of the building that housed 150 apartments and 90 families.
No life threatening injuries but more than 200 people displaced
Up to 350 firefighters fought for 12 hours to get the blaze under control. 16 of them were injured. Two of them suffered burns and the 14 others suffered minor injuries such as strains and sprains. Among the 5 residents who suffered injuries, 4 declined to be treated and 1 was sent to the hospital. No one was reported missing. More than 200 people living in the building lost their homes and were displaced.