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Firefighters battle electrical blaze in Auburndale restaurant

About 60 firefighters respond to an electrical fire at Mythos in Auburndale. Photo by Yinghao Luo
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It took firefighters nearly two hours to put out an electrical blaze in the basement of Mythos restaurant at 196-29 Northern Blvd. in Auburndale Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesman for the FDNY said that a call came in about smoke and fire in the eatery’s basement at about 1:50 p.m., and the blaze was listed under as control at 3:38 p.m.

Mythos’ owner Peter Theodoropoulos said after he heard several popping sounds, he and his son Jimmy headed downstairs to find out the cause.

“We opened the door and fireballs shot out at us,” Jimmy Theodoropoulos said.

The box that caught fire, they said, was in a contained area in the basement, which is used as a catering hall.

Firefighters used a dry chemical extinguisher, a powder that suppresses electrical fires, the FDNY said.

The FDNY spokesman said the utility companies were called and power was turned off at the restaurant while firefighters worked on the blaze.

No one was injured, the spokeman said.

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Konstantinos from Bayside-Flushing says:
Thank God nobody was hurt and it that it didn't burn down. That would have been a tremendous toll for the nearby Greek-American community and common visitors of this restaurant.
Nov. 3, 2012, 12:09 am

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