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Astoria Business Owner Busted for Illegally Storing 104 Propane Tanks: FDNY

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Aug. 27, 2021 By Christian Murray

The owner of a Halal food company was arrested Thursday for allegedly storing more than 100 propane tanks at an Astoria warehouse.

Hany Arafa, 45, was charged with reckless endangerment after fire marshals discovered the tanks while inspecting the Tajeen Halal Food warehouse at 8-51 Astoria Blvd.

The FDNY said that the tanks contained about 2,300 pounds of propane.

The flammable tanks were stored without a permit, according to the FDNY, and improperly stored in close proximity to the sidewalk creating “a grave risk of danger to the public.”

The FDNY seized the tanks.

 

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joe_the_acct

Lots of these places that serve food cart vendors all over Astoria and LIC. I see the tanks stored on the sidewalks and all over the place. This is not a unique case and the FDNY should be looking more closely.
I appreciate the good work by the FDNY in getting this dangerous situation removed from the neighborhood.

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