QUEENS: Firefighter Injured & Teen Missing from Fire

NORTH CORONA, Queens – A firefighter is injured in a suspicious fire that also resulted in a missing teenage boy. At 00:30 AM Friday firefighters responded to 34-22 101 St in regards to a fire. At 1 AM firefighters placed the fire under control. Searches of the apartment were negative and no residents were injured. One firefighter walked to the ambulance, suffered minor injuries, and transported to an area hospital in stable condition. A young girl stated off camera “I helped to tell my family about the fire, took my dog, and we ran out of the house” Shortly after, the 115 Precinct transmitted a missing person mobilization for the same address. The missing person is described as a teenager, 5’10”, 160lbs, suicidal, and his first name is Victor. Unknown if the missing person is responsible for the fire. The Spanish/English interview reveals more information about missing teenager “Victor” and his friends were living in the apartment chronically smoking marijuana. They were in the process of being evicted. The male resident believes they had possibly set the apartment on fire and fled the location. He also stated that Victor is in the hospital from a stabbing that happened prior to the fire | Video Journalist: Adam Balhetchet