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FDNY discovers hundreds of illegally stored propane tanks on residential street in East Elmhurst, not far from Citi Field

Fire Inspectors Propane Tanks (4) 12.23

Dec. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry The FDNY prevented a potential catastrophe on a residential black in East Elmhurst on the morning of Friday, Dec. 1. Fire inspectors, acting on a tip from a resident on the block who smelled gas, discovered hundreds of illegally stored propane tanks and cylinders stashed in a storage area and yard behind 32-49 104th St., according to the FDNY. If left unchecked, the illicit propane distribution site could have potentially leveled apartment houses and homes on the block. The FDNY recovered 236 propane tanks. Half of the 20-pound and 100-pound cylinders were leaking gas…
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