Updated Friday, Dec. 19, 9:45 a.m.
A five-alarm blaze broke out in an Ozone Park building on Thursday, displacing residents and disrupting subway service, officials said.
The blaze started at about 4:20 p.m. in the four-story residential building at 103-45 97th St., near Liberty Avenue, officials said.
By 5 p.m., the fire had spread to five-alarms. It took firefighters until about 6:40 p.m. to bring it under control. The flames were contained to its roof and the attic area below it.
The fire also affected subway service in the area, causing suspensions and delays on the A and C lines.
One minor injury was treated at the scene, according to the FDNY. The injury, however, was related to exposure to the cold and not the fire.
Two dozen families were displaced by the fire, and 11 of them, which included 43 people, turned to the Red Cross for emergency housing, according to the organization.