6 injured, including 5 firefighters, after fire tears through vacant home in Queens

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Friday, July 14, 2023
6 hurt after fire tears through Queens home under construction
Six people, including five firefighters, were injured after a fire broke out at a vacant home undergoing construction in Fresh Meadows, Queens.

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) -- At least six people were injured, including several firefighters, after a fire tore through a home undergoing construction in Queens on Thursday.

The fire broke out just before 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the vacant home located at 75-51 195th Street in Fresh Meadows.

The home suffered a partial roof collapse during the 2-alarm fire.

Five firefighters and one civilian suffered minor injuries and were taken to Queens General Hospital.

The fire was placed under control around 7:45 p.m.

There's no word yet on the cause of the fire.

The investigation is ongoing.


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