In Queens the large fire: 12 injured, the fire engulfed shops and restaurants

Today, December 13, Queens sparked a massive fire, injuring at least 12 people.

As reported by the FDNY, firefighters arrived to the restaurant on the corner of Queens Boulevard and 45th Street in Sunnyside around 2am. Later it became known that there, a fire broke out 5 level. According to the Department, he responded to about 200 representatives of the emergency services.

Among the 12 injured and 7 firefighters. All injuries are not considered life-threatening.

(Sunnyside, Queens) Two-Alarm Fire in Restaurant — The fire has grown larger than anticipated and additional units have been requested to the site. Watch footage from the scene here:

— Citizen NYC (@CitizenApp_NYC) December 13, 2018

«He (the fire — began to spread. He just kept going. Previously, it was impossible to breathe in this neighborhood,» said one witness PIX11.

Firefighters managed to bring the fire under control and save 12 outlets in Greenpoint Aveue, but part of the shopping complex fell.Employees of the FDNY also shielded multi-family house, which is near the scene.

The Department is asked to avoid the area. due to heavy smoke in the streets. At the moment it is unknown what caused this major fire. According to the FDNY, flames appeared somewhere on the first floor of the restaurant and quickly spread.