Senior Critical After 3-Alarm Fire in Foxhurst


Senior Critical After 3-Alarm Fire in Foxhurst
by David Greene

An elderly woman remains in critical condition after a 3-alarm fire ripped through the top floor of a 5-story building along Southern Boulevard, in the Foxhurst section of the borough.

The unidentified 85 year-old woman was pulled from the smokey 4th-floor hallway at 1038 Southern Boulevard, shortly after the fire was reported at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 28.

The woman remains in critical condition at Lincoln Hospital. One firefighter was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.


Fire officials reported that the fire began in the elderly woman’s apartment and that 140 members battled the wind-fueled blaze for an hour and forty-minutes before the blaze was declared under control.

Officials also say that four apartments were destroyed in the blaze and the American Red Cross of Greater New York reported that they were assisting 16 families who were displaced by the blaze or the subsequent water damage to their apartments.

Several businesses housed in the mixed-occupancy building, including a Metro Optics location, were not answering their phones Monday morning.


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