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Queens Fire Injures Firefighters

Fire on the top floor of a Far Rockaway apartment building injured firefighters on Sunday evening. (Fully Involved Media Group LLC)

FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens (WABC) – FDNY officials say firefighters saved a Queens apartment building against an aggressive fire that began on the top floor.

The blaze tore through a seventh floor apartment on Beach 22nd Street in Far Rockaway, where it is believed to have started Sunday evening. Flames could be seen engulfing the top floor as firefighters attacked it from different sides.

“Very heavy fire conditions took the entire apartment into the cockloft area. The area between the roof and the top floor,” said James Leonard, Chief of Department. The fire went to a fourth alarm, bringing more than 150 firefighters to the scene. They stretched hoses to the seventh floor to fight the blaze.

(CBS New York) – An apartment building fire in Queens sent several people to the hospital. CBS2’s Jessica Moore reports