Sunday, June 3, 2018


                                                                         (Credit: NBC 4 New York)

Fire broke out in the Kensington Post Office at 4:21 a.m. today. 

The incident was an "All Hands" fire, which calls for a minimum of three fire engines and two ladder trucks responding. More than sixty firefighters responded. Two of them received minor injuries and were taken to Maimonides Hospital.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and neither is the extent of the damage. Three windows on the first floor that firefighters knocked out have been boarded up.

The post office is at 419 McDonald Avenue, between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road, in Kensington. The two-story brick building was constructed in 1935.

The above video showing the fire-fighting efforts is preceded by a thirty-second advertisement.