Second FDNY firehouse closes due to scabies

By Ben Feuerherd and Susan Edelman

A second FDNY firehouse in Queens was shuttered on Friday after a firefighter there was confirmed to have scabies — the second station to be closed in the borough in two days because of the skin infection, officials said.

FDNY Engine 251 on Union Turnpike near 255th Street in Glen Oaks was closed Friday afternoon to make way for cleaning crews to rid the building of scabies-causing mites, the department said.

On Thursday, Engine 320 on Francis Lewis Boulevard near 37th Avenue in Flushing closed after a member there was diagnosed with the skin infection. The two firehouses are expected to be closed for about three days as the equipment and grounds of the buildings are disinfected.

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