Firefighters battle Cypress Hills blaze: FDNY

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Firefighters investigated the scene of an Oct. 6 fire in Cypress Hills.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The FDNY is investigating the cause of an all-hands fire that broke out on the roof of a Cypress Hills home on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at 1 Kiely Place just after 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 6, according to the FDNY. When they arrived on the scene, they saw a large column of smoke and fire emanating from the roof of the attached two-story brick home.

The FDNY utilized 65 firefighters from 12 units, using two hose-lines to knock down the main body of fire. The blaze was placed under control by 5:15 p.m.

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Flames and smoke were billowing from the roof of the building when firefighters arrived on Friday.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Searches throughout the building yielded negative results for trapped residents, and no injuries were reported, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY Fire Marshal’s Office will determine the cause of the fire.

A full vacate order was placed on the property while the Department of Buildings determines the structural integrity of the building, according to city records.