Four families were left homeless after a four-alarm blaze tore through two two-family houses on 128th Street in Whitestone last Thursday night, injuring four civilians and 11 firefighters.
Fire wrecks 2 homes in Whitestone
According to Fire Department officials, the blaze began in the basement of either 22-43 or 22-47 128th St. and spread quickly through all three stories of both buildings. As of presstime, fire officials declined to comment on a cause for the fire and said they were still investigating the cause.
Jennifer Cordero, who lives at 22-47 128th St., carried away a stack of waterlogged and smoke-damaged framed pictures from her home. She said the fire had started in the basement when a boiler exploded and that if the two basement tenants had been home when the explosion occurred, they would have been killed.
Looks like it was more than 4 families left homeless...