Sunday, October 13, 2013

House with illegal gas line goes boom!

Daily News
From the Queens Courier:

Three people are left injured after a house fire in Richmond Hill.

According to the FDNY, a call came in on Saturday at approximately 1:01 a.m. for a fire at 87-40 124th Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire in the basement of the one-story home. The fire was under control by 3:58 a.m.

One person was taken to Nassau University Medical Center with serious burns and two people were taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor burns.

According to the FDNY, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Wow, I wonder what could have happened? I'm sure no one had any idea that there was a problem.

Wonder why this was dismissed...

Two-story 6-unit building, eh? Dept of Finance has this listed as a 4-unit building.


Unknown said...

It amazes me that these things don't get found out and fixed. There is some serious problems with doh and other housing authority agencies.

Anonymous said...

Oh, they do get found out, violation proves that. They just don't get fixed.

Anonymous said...

Four families! That looks like a one-family house.

What a pity that these assholes covered up the original architectural details with shit vinyl siding! There's probably a gorgeous brick rowhouse under there.

That neighborhood could use some artsy homesteading types to restore it - but then they'll be priced out!

Anonymous said...

We need a web site to report illegal gas work, even a dryer or oven

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when people don't follow zoning laws! One of my these days, I am waiting for all of these illegal conversion houses in bayside to burn down too!

Joe Moretti said...

First off it amazes me that this was legally allowed to be a 4 family house, it hardly looks like it could be three.

Second why is this bullshit allowed to happen over and over in Queens, especially in the Greater Jamaica area, this goes on all the time and the city turns a blind eye to shit like this way too much. Not only does this crap put the slobs in this house in danger but the houses next to it as well.

Time to crack down on these property owners.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a turn of last century row frame house, maybe even balloon frame construction. Besides the nice old (unmaintained) cornice work, it probably wasn't ever very nice to look at. Either way, it's coming down now.