Sunday, November 2, 2008

Eight stores destroyed in Whitestone inferno

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Fire rips through Queens strip mall

Eyewitness News

QUEENS (WABC) -- Several businesses in Queens were destroyed overnight when a fast- moving fire moved through.

The fire took place in Whitestone.

Store owners arrived Sunday to survey the damage, and they were very distraught.
As the sun came out, stores were being boarded up. Eight stores were destroyed.

Firefighters say the fire broke out around 1 a.m. The flames were so hot, it took dozens of firefighters to get it under control.

Included in the destroyed stores were two banks, two restaurants, and a GNC.

All the businesses were closed at the time of the blaze, so there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

14 comments:

Victor said...
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italian girl said...

This is the Whitestone Shopping Center!!!!!

This is horrible. I've shopped there for years.

Anonymous said...

Invaders from third-world Flushing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is horrible. Where will we find another mall?

Anonymous said...

The previous comment is from a troll who lives in his parents basement and needed a break from wanking off to pictures of his sister.

Anonymous said...

The previous comment is from a troll who won't stop peeping through my window.

italian girl said...

I drove by the shopping center earlier. What a shame. Now I'm wondering what's going to replace those stores.

Anonymous said...

This fire incident sounds very suspicious. Perhaps someone was trying to cash out from the economic tailspin.

Anonymous said...

This is kinda funny because I work in the shopping center at RS...I'm just glad no one was hurt and hopefully it will not take them long before reopening those stores...every one is saying it started at lolipop diner

Anonymous said...

At least they won't blame the electrican. It seems like an attack of ethnic lightening. Has Charley the Torch struck again? Or was it an attempt at grandstanding and photo opping by the local councilman gone awry. At least Avella didn't attribute it to the neo-cons and his enemies(sane people). I hope they rebuild, the neighborhood needs a family resturant with parking and a community feel

panzer65 said...

Someone leave eggroll on stove too long. Just like Northern Blvd. fire last week.

Anonymous said...

does anybody else find it weird that the only store left standing was the chinese food place but yet it is located right in the middle of all of the stores. does that make any sense?

panzer65 said...

Do you want HOT sauce with that eggroll?

Anonymous said...

they caught the guy who started it...hes a convicted arsen who just got out of prison...i loved lollipops and that chinese food place...

it looks like they beat the shit out of the guy tho cause hes all bruised and beaten lmao

Anonymous said...

ethnic lightning?

invaders from the third-world flushing?

nope-just white trash as usual.

I've lived in Whitestone my whole life, and for the most part the people here are awesome. However, just like other places this place has its white trash and racist a-holes.