BREAKING NEWS: At least two people have been injured after a massive fire broke out on the roof of a New York City hospital
- Two fire alarms have been reported at St John’s Bishop’s Hospital in Queens
- Pictures and videos on social media showed a fire burning in the ceiling with crowds of smoke
- The New York City facility has 257 beds and is located in the Far Rockaway District
- Smoke was visible from Manhattan, 20 miles from the waterfront facility
- The New York Fire Department said the fire was “active” but under control
- They added that two people were injured, but their injuries were not determined
a New York City The hospital caught fire on Friday, and two people were reported injured as firefighters battled flames on the roof and huge black plumes of smoke billowed into the sky.
Two fire alarms were reported at the 257-bed St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, Queens at 5:15 p.m., according to a New York Fire Department spokesperson for DailyMail.com.
25 units responded, with 106 firefighters and other first responders on site.
He said two civilians were injured, but the extent of their injuries is unclear. He did not know if the hospital had been completely evacuated.
He said the fire was on the outside, and it was not clear how it started.
Dramatic photos circulated on social media showed thick black smoke on Friday afternoon
The roof of the 257-bed building caught fire, but it was not immediately clear internal damage
The thick smoke from the fire was visible for many miles as it swept into the ocean
The coastal hospital fire can be seen from the shores of Rockaway and for many miles
A New York City hospital caught fire on Friday evening, with a massive blaze of smoke
He said the fire remained “active” but not out of control.
New York police officials said Pix 11 The hospital emergency room was evacuated.
Pictures and videos spread on social media showed the fire in the roof of the building.
A thick cloud of black smoke billowing across Rockaway Beach was visible from Manhattan, 20 miles away.
The hospital, founded 110 years ago, is described on its website as the only facility providing ’emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse and underserved population in Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens and southwest Nassau. County, New York.
A video circulated on social media showed people running out of the hospital.
Some well-dressed paramedics were standing outside the facility, filming and filming the fire in the ceiling.
Flames on the surface were clearly visible amid all the thick black smoke
A spokesman for the fire department said it was too early to know the cause of the fire
The entrance to the hospital on Friday where the fire broke out at 5:15 p.m.