More than 170 firefighters responded to a devastating wind-whipped fire that tore through a row of wood frame houses in Woodhaven, Queens, officials said Thursday morning.
In all, the four-alarmer damaged eight homes and sent two kids and three adults to the hospital.
Seven firefighters were also injured, while battling the stubborn blaze, which quickly spread through the attached homes. There were no fatalities.
Residents described the frantic moments running door-to-door Wednesday night to make sure their neighbors and pets got out safely.
As in other fires up and down the East Coast, including a house fire in Lowell, Mass. and an apartment complex in Philly, winds and cold weather made first responders’ jobs more difficult, and spread the flames.
QNS 4-ALARM 91-21 90 ST, PRIVATE DWELLING FIRE ON 1ST FLR AND 2ND FLR, UNDER CONTROL— FDNY (@FDNY) March 19, 2015
Fire in Bath Beach home injures child
Elsewhere, a fire at 8796 19th Ave. in Bath Beach, Brooklyn, left a young child in serious condition, 1010 WINS is reporting.
The third-floor fire was called in at 7:30 p.m. and was under control two hours later, the FDNY indicated on Twitter.
The child was treated at the scene before taken to the hospital.
BKLYN ALL HANDS 8796 19 AVE, PRIVATE DWELLING FIRE THROUGHOUT, UNDER CONTROL— FDNY (@FDNY) March 19, 2015
FDNY AT AFTERMATH OF 4TH ALARM FIRE ON 90TH STREET IN WOODHAVEN, QUEENS. ( PHOTOS BY THEMAJESTIRIUM1 ) pic.twitter.com/8tSUImoWoo— JOSEPH JOHN RAMOS (@THEMAJESTIRIUM1) March 19, 2015