2 FDNY firefighters seriously injured in floor collapse

Two other firefighters sustained minor injuries in the two-alarm commercial district fire in Queens


By Leila Merrill
FireRescue1/EMS1

NEW YORK — Two FDNY firefighters were seriously injured, and two others sustained minor injuries when a floor collapsed Friday morning as they fought a two-alarm fire in Queens, QNS reported.

The blaze started in a furniture store just after 4 a.m., and heavy smoke was reported.

Shortly after firefighters entered the building, its second flood collapsed, injuring a firefighter.

EMS providers transported him to Elmhurst Hospital Center in serious condition.

The first spread to adjoining commercial buildings. A total of 25 units and 106 fire and EMS personnel responded.

Firefighters searched the buildings for people and found none.

The FDNY fire marshal’s office is investigating the fire.

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