From the Queens Gazette:
The Astoria Diner, a fixture at 32-50 Steinway St. for many years, was damaged in a fire on Tuesday morning, March 31. Fire Department sources said an alarm was called in at 7:45 a.m. and the first units arrived on the scene seven minutes later, at 7:52. The blaze went to all-hands, with 12 units of equipment and 60 firefighters on the scene at 7:59. Nearly an hour later, at 8:55 a.m., the fire was deemed under control. No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported. The fire was believed to have originated in the restaurant's ductwork.