Jackson Heights, Queens (77WABC)-Fire officials say they expect to be on scene for days after an 8-alarm fire tore thru a six-story apartment building on 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens.
The FDNY says the fire broke out around 1 pm Tuesday quickly spreading to the six-story buildings cockloft after a resident left an apartment door open.
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A total of 240-people were displaced, 21 people were hurt including 16 firefighters.
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On scene Deputy FDNY Fire Chief Michael Gala:
FDNY officials say the building has 150 apartments. 90 families are displaced. The Red Cross was on scene assisting residents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.