Three injured in four-alarm blaze in Richmond Hill

Flames shoot from a window of the building. Photo by Ken Maldonado
TimesLedger Newspapers
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

A four-alarm fire ripped through multiple floors of an apartment complex in Richmond Hill Tuesday evening, fire officials said.

Emergency responders received the call about the building blaze on 129th Street between Kew Gardens Road and Metropolitan Avenue just after 6 p.m., and the fire was upgraded to four alarms less than an hour later, a spokesman for the FDNY said. As of 9:10 p.m., the fire had not yet been classified as under control, the spokesman said.

Three people - one of New York’s Bravest and two civilians - suffered minor injuries as of 8:45 p.m., and one of those people refused medical attention, the spokesman said.

About 39 vehicles and 168 members of the Fire Department were on scene to assist at the blaze, according to fire officials.

Reach managing editor Christina Santucci by e-mail at by phone at 718-260-4589.

Updated 1:38 am, November 13, 2013
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Reader feedback

MaryO from Inwood says:
The Red Cross responded to the fire and housed 10 people.
Nov. 13, 2013, 8:14 am

Enter your comment below

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

You agree that you, and not 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 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.


Do you know a hero of Queens? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the Queens Impact Awards.
Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!