April 3, 2016 By Christian Murray
A fire broke out in Long Island City Sunday across the street from the Sleep Inn Hotel and near the Howard Johnson.
The fire was first reported at about 3:45 pm and what was initially considered a 2-alarm fire quickly escalated to a 3-alarm fire, according to the FDNY.
The fire was started at a drycleaner located at a 38-68 13th Street and spread. Smoke billowed across the surrounding area.
By 5:30 the fire had yet to be contained.