3 firefighters injured, businesses damaged in Queens blaze

QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens (WABC) -- Three firefighters were injured in a fire that spread through a row of businesses in Queens Saturday.

The incident happened at around 2:30am along Springfield Boulevard near 112th Avenue in Queens Village.

The three injured firefighters had to be extricated following a collapse at the rear of the building.

Two have been hospitalized with injuries that are described as serious but non-life-threatening.

A barber shop owner says he fears that he may have lost his business.

Some of the other affected businesses included a restaurant and hair salon.

Authorities have no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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