16 Firefighters Hurt in Queens Eight-Alarm Fire

Watch as firefighters battle fire on the sixth floor and in the cockloft at this Queens apartment building.
(Fire Department City of New York photo, Facebook)

Two firefighters burned in blaze

NEW YORK (AP) — A Queens apartment fire has injured 21 people, including 16 firefighters, and displaced hundreds of residents.

About 400 firefighters responded to the the blaze that started Tuesday afternoon on the six-story building’s top floor, WABC-TV reported.

Two of the injured firefighters were left with burns that were not life-threatening. One resident was taken to a hospital.

About 240 residents were displaced.

The New York City Fire Department says an open door helped spread the fire. The cause is unknown.

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