Flushing fire breaks out in Queens store on Main Street as 200 firefighters rush to scene

A FIRE tore through a store causing it's ceiling to collapse on Thursday morning.

The blaze broke out in a store in Queens, New York, just before 6.10am.

As the fire tore through the building the ceiling and the roof had partially collapsed.

There was no injuries reported at the time of publishing, however, it is unclear if anyone was in the building when the blaze broke out.

The building houses more than 30 kiosks that are selling clothes and other goods.

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Around 200 firefighters responded to fight the flames, with officials saying it was expected to be an "extended operation."

"We will be here for most of the day, if not into the night. once the fire is completely extinguished, we will have DOB evaluate the structure and see what kind of searches we can undertake," FDNY Acting Chief of Operations Richard Blatus said.

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Blatus added that the fire was stubborn, saying it was "partially because of the fire load and partially because the ceiling and roof have collapsed, so now the fire load underneath. And we have to essentially let it burn through before we can get at it."

The number seven subway trains are currently not stopping at the Flushing-Main St station while firefighters work at the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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