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FDNY: Fire erupts at Parkchester apartment building

The FDNY said the fire started in the superintendent's office and the damage appeared to be localized to just that room.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2022, 1:46 AM

Updated 668 days ago

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FDNY crews responded to an apartment building fire in Parkchester Sunday night.
Fire officials said the call for the blaze at 1512 Leland Ave. came in around 6:15 p.m.
They say crews were able to get the fire under control in less than a half hour and no one was injured.
The FDNY said the fire started in the superintendent's office and the damage appeared to be localized to just that room.
Citizen App video captured residents escaping from the building by using the fire escapes.
The superintendent's wife said she believes the fire may have started from an issue with a fuse. She added that the damage in the office was extensive and that seeing the fire came as a total shock.
The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
A News 12 crew on the scene also observed the Red Cross helping residents who suffered damages.


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