May 30, 2023


Trapped in their burning apartment, an elderly couple was saved by firefighters Tuesday night as flames spread through a Queens residential building.

The hero firefighters, part of a four-alarm FDNY response, found the terrified couple huddling inside their fourth-floor apartment on 129th St. in Kew Gardens about 7 p.m., officials said. They delivered the pair to safety by getting them out through the apartment’s fire escape.

The four-alarm call brought as many as 168 firefighters to the residential building and was extinguished shortly after 9 p.m., officials said.

Eight firefighters and three residents were treated for minor injuries at Jamaica Hospital and North Shore University Hospital, officials said.


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