Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze In Fordham

Firefighters worked from above and on the roof to extinguish the blaze.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

Two firefighters are recovering after combating a four-alarm fire inside the Express Laundromat at 2467 Webster Avenue on Friday, March 22. More than 150 firefighters responded to the fire at 12:45 p.m. The fire started inside an attic shared by four businesses including the laundromat. Express Laundromat sustained severe damage including a collapsed roof. A Domino’s pizzeria, cellphone store and barber shop were also damaged by the blaze. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The FDNY confirmed that no civilians were injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Express Laundromat and neighboring businesses sustained visible damage from the fire.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Firefighters took extensive notes as they communicated with fellow FDNY members working on extinguishing the fire.
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Firefighters sprayed water into the the Express Laundromat from above and the street.
Photo by Miriam Quin

An aerial view of the raging blaze.
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Dense smoke filled the air as firefighters combated the fire.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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