2017-06-28 / Front Page

Glendale Supermarket Fire Sends Eleven Firefighters To Local Hospitals

BY DAN MILLER AND JOYCE VETERE MILOWSKI

The scene of a four-alarm fire that injured 12, including 11 firefighters at the Glendale Farmers Market.Photos Dan Miller DMD IMAGESThe scene of a four-alarm fire that injured 12, including 11 firefighters at the Glendale Farmers Market.Photos Dan Miller DMD IMAGESOn the evening of June 24, the Farmer’s Market, located at 72-10 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale caught fire, sending residents to the streets and 12 to local hospitals, including 11 firefighters.

The blaze broke out around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, June 24, and was still smoldering at 9:00 a.m. the next morning, leaving one family homeless and seeking temporary housing. The fire went to four alarms, taking its toll on those fighting the blaze and one resident who is also now homeless.

The FDNY reached out to the Salvation Army to assist those affected by the fire and a $500 gift card was issued to the residents left homeless to pay for temporary living quarters at a local motel.

According to Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who represents the district in which the fire occurred, the injuries to the 11 firefighters injured fighting the fire were fortunately minor. “Now we have a significant amount of property damage and two businesses that will never call this their home again,” said Crowley (D-Queens). She went on to tell us that her main concern now was to have this dangerous infrastructure torn down, before it causes further damage to the adjacent buildings.

 

 


 

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