Monday, June 4, 2018
Two squatters injured in Flushing fire
From CBS 2:
At least two people are in critical condition after a fire breaks out at a home in Queens.
More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which started around 2 a.m. Monday at a home on 41st Avenue in Flushing. By the time firefighters arrived, they say the home was engulfed in flames.
Fire officials say the home was vacant, but the two people who get out on their own were squatters who were inside when the fire broke out.
“The fire building is a vacant building, but I am told there were squatters who self evacuated prior to fire department units arriving on the scene and they were transported to the hospital by our EMS,” McSweeney said.