Long Island City Xi’an Famous Foods closed after fire
Chinese noodle chain Xi’an Famous Foods’s Long Island City location on Jackson Avenue erupted into flames on Thursday, a three-alarm fire that caused one non-life-threatening injury, according to the FDNY. Photos from the day showed that the roof suffered the bulk of the damage, its front edges partially destroyed. The fire department said it’s still investigating the cause, but Xi’an Famous Foods put out a statement saying that it didn’t originate in the restaurant’s kitchen.
A representative for Xi’an said they believe that the fire was caused by contractors who weren’t employed by Xi’an, but were working on the roof with flammable tools. The exact cause of the fire however is pending an FDNY report.The outpost is closed until further notice, but Xi’an is hopeful to have another LIC location soon.
The LIC branch is one of the newer locations for Xi’an Famous Foods, a local chain with more than a dozen locations. It opened last March and was the third location in Queens.
FDNY members are operating on scene of a 3-alarm fire at 26-19 Jackson Avenue in Queens. pic.twitter.com/wkvTCYOYEg— FDNY (@FDNY) January 9, 2020
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