NEW YORK -- Glendale residents were startled at approximately 10 a.m. this past grey Sunday morning by a one-alarm fire at 80-15 88th St near Union Turnpike.
Two residents of 81st Avenue saw the flames and heard the plea of the home’s second floor resident, stating the house was on fire.
Two neighbors kicked down the door for the first floor apartment to investigate if anyone had succumbed to the smoke. The two neighbors reported that they couldn’t find anyone and left after opening the door to the kitchen and black smoke billowed out.
Firefighters on scene rescued two cats from the fire and were able to rehabilitate them with small breathing units on the sidewalk after they passed out from smoke.
The FDNY press department reported that they received the call at 10:28 a.m., 12 units and 60 fire fighters responded and the fire was under control by 11:05 a.m. They also reported only one minor injury to a civilian.
According to the FDNY, no cause has been determined and the fire is under investigation.
(Queens Tribune - Nov 25, 2015)