Fire destroys Whitestone, Queens, supermarket

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Carolina Leid reports from Whitestone, Queens. (@Mike_D34 )

A 3-alarm fire burned through Strawberry Farm, a local supermarket, in Whitestone, Queens, on Tuesday night.

The fire broke out just after 9 p.m., and the supermarket on 150th Street was closed at the time.

More than 100 firefighters worked to extinguish the flames, trying to prevent the fire from spreading to residential homes and businesses.

It's not believed that anyone was inside the supermarket at the time the fire started.

It took firefighters about five hours to get the fire under control. Four had minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The supermarket is expected to be a total loss

150th Street will remain closed between Willets Point Boulevard and 25th Avenue, and 24th Road will be closed between 150th and 149th streets.
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