Today’s news:

Jamaica fire guts apartment above jewel store

TimesLedger Newspapers

Photo gallery

1/3
Firefighters look into the African jewelry store on the ground floor. Photo by Ellis Kaplan
2/3
Two firefighters battle the fire from the air. Photo by Ellis Kaplan
3/3
Dozens of firefighters respond to the scene of the blaze on Jamaica Avenue. Photo by Ellis Kaplan

More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in Jamaica in an apartment above an African jewelry shop Friday afternoon, according to fire officials.

One firefighter was taken to North Shore-LIJ Health System to be treated for minor injuries, a spokesman for the FDNY said. No civilians were hurt in the blaze, which authorities say started on the second floor of a 50-by-100-foot frame building on Jamaica Avenue near 188th Street.

Firefighters initially got the call about the fire at about noon, and by 12:35 p.m. the fire was declared under control.

Officials said the cause of the blaze has not yet been released.

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group