Firefighters Bring Massive NYC Warehouse Blaze Under Control

In this photo provided by Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, a warehouse fire rages in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Fire officials say over a hundred firefighters and emergency workers responded to 3-alarm blaze. (Reena Karani MD, MHPE via AP)
A warehouse fire rages in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday. (Reena Karani MD, MHPE via AP)

Fire officials say hundreds of firefighters and emergency workers have contained a massive blaze inside a New York City warehouse.

The New York Fire Department says the Queens fire was under control around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, about four hours after it broke out.

Chief of Department James Leonard says more than 250 firefighters and EMS workers responded to the blaze. He says four firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Leonard says the millwork factory was destroyed, but firefighters were able to save three large businesses.

Images of the fire show big billows of black smoke rising above railyards adjacent to the burning building in the borough’s Sunnyside neighborhood.

Officials say fire marshals will investigate what sparked the blaze inside the building.