2017-06-28 / Front Page

FDNY Continues Probe Of Glendale Inferno

By Liz Goff
Fire marshals are investigating the cause of a 5-alarm blaze that erupted in a Glendale farmer’s market on June 24.

The inferno started at about 9:15 p.m. in the ceiling of the first floor flea market on Myrtle Avenue near 72nd Street in Glendale. It quickly spread to apartments on the second floor and to a nearby building, fire officials said.

The blaze tore through the two-story brick structure, injuring 11 firefighters and one civilian, a fire spokesperson said.

Two firefighters were seriously injured, fire officials said. One firefighter was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and the other to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where they were listed in serious condition.

Nine other firefighters were treated for non-life-threate3ning injuries at Jamaica Medical Center. The injured civilian refused medical treatment, fire officials said.

Hundreds of firefighters battled the inferno for more than four hours before it was brought under control shortly after 1 a.m., officials said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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