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Fire breaks out in 43rd Avenue building, four injured

Oct. 7, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

Four people were injured in a fire that broke out in a Sunnyside residential building early this morning.

According to the FDNY, a fire broke out in a 6-story residential building at 42-15 43rd Avenue and firefighters responded to a call at 4:51 a.m.

An FDNY spokesman said it was “an all hands on deck situation,” and 106 firefighters were on the scene, getting the flames under control by 5:18 a.m.

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries, and two civilians were more seriously injured, with one labeled as red-tag, or critical, and one labeled as yellow tag, which means serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

All injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire marshals, and the FDNY did not know the extent of the damage.

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Ellie Sardelis

Please give an update on the lady that was in critical condition in the sunnyside fire at 42-15. 43rd Avenue if you could. I’ve been told she passed away. Thank You.


I hope everyone is alright. Doesn’t say if anyone was critically injured. Keep us up to date!


Thanks to the firemen for coming fast. Sunnyside Post please update us about the victims’ condition if you can. I was there and it was really worrying. Does anyone know what started it?


@rbownsyou the 42 in the address means the address is off 42nd Street heading east or toward 43rd street. It’s really not a complicated equation.


The 42 has nothing to do with it because the entrance of the building is on 43rd street. The building is between the avenues.

Woodside warrior

Then the address in the article is incorrect. Sunnysider is absolutely correct about the address numbering scheme of Queens. We were taught this as children in school back in the 60’s for when we got jobs as delivery boys for the Long Island Press. The “42” has everything to with it “hello”. “Hello” please explain what you believe to be the logic behind the address numbering of the borough you call home.


If you know anything about Queens addresses, you know the cross street is built into the address, before the dash.


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