Arverne Apartment Fire Traps Two Seniors
Fire officials say that the first call for the fire at 410 Beach 54 Street in the Ocean Bay Houses came in to the 911 system at 8:09 a.m. on March 22.
The apartment house fire quickly became an all-hands event, with more than a dozen fire units and 75 firefighters, including a rescue unit, on scene.
Two seniors were removed from the apartment by ladder, eyewitnesses say.
The fire was declared under control at 8:47 a.m.
Fire officials believe that the fire was electrical in nature and arson is not suspected.
There were no injuries of either civilians or firefighters, officials say.