Sunday, June 15, 2008

Deadly fire at 69th Street & Metro Ave

One dead in Queens fire - NY Daily News

One person was killed and seven others were hospitalized Sunday when fire ravaged a three-story building in Queens.

The two-alarm fire was first reported at 7:36 a.m. in a building in Middle Village with a deli on the ground floor and apartments on the second and third floors. Firefighters said some of the victims jumped from a third-story window to escape the flames.

One man was dead at the scene, three people were in critical condition at area hospitals and four were in serious condition.

Radio station 1010 WINS reported that a man and a woman walked into a nearby deli on fire and the store owner doused them with bottled water.

Six firefighters suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(This is the building featured in this Queens Crap post.)


Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain why all of the new crap built doesn't have fire escapes like the old buildings?

Queens Crapper said...

I think 3+ families require it. You'd think all units above stores, especially those that use cooking, would be required to have them, though (and I know in this case the fire did not originate in the store - actually in the stairwell - arson?). The landlord should supply a roll-up escape ladder to the tenants no matter how many units there are.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that's why so much of the new crap has those crappy balconies. Maybe those are the fire escapes.

Thanks for the info Queens Crapper.

Anonymous said...

The crime scene investigation unit was there this afternoon. It seems that the fire was VERY suspicious.

Also this building is owned by David Mann. He's notorious for being a bad landlord.

Anonymous said...

He's infamous for renting to section 8ers.

Queens Crapper said...

Body count now at 3.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget my developer and landlord friends care so much.

Just part of doing business. Only human beings. I'm insured.

Anonymous said...

Yet another cost the developers impose on society.

When one of the Queens rags extol the virtures of developers, we should get real and respond.

I call for one of the urban planning schools or community preservation groups should tally the costs.

Will not happen because they all are in bed with the developers. Kind of explains the ineptness of the entire preservation movement, now, doesn't it?