Small basement fire breaks out in Sunnyside building

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UPDATE: According to the FDNY, four people, including a civilian and three firefighters, were taken to a local hospital. The incident was under control in two hours and 10 minutes.

 

A fire broke out in the basement of an apartment building at 45-45 46th Street in Sunnyside on Friday afternoon.

No one appeared to be injured. After just a few minutes, the fire seemed to be contained, though several dozen firefighters were on the scene for more than an hour.

As you can see from the photo above, the windows of the first floor and basement were broken.

Though some residents from nearby buildings were evacuated, it looked like some went to the roof to check out what was going on.

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It was unclear if the restaurant next door, Bistro Punta Sal, a Peruvian spot, was affected.

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Dozens of people were watching the firefighters at work just across the street. One man with an American flag-designed mask tossed two firefighters water bottles. Others applauded the firefighters for their work.

 

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