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Photos by Robert Stridiron
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Firefighters on the scene of an apartment fire in Flushing on Thursday morning.

Numerous Flushing families were left homeless on Thursday by an early-morning fire that left seven people injured, including one listed in critical condition, it was reported.

According to the Fire Department, the two-alarm inferno broke out at about 4:40 a.m. on Dec. 8 on the fourth floor of a six-story apartment house on Sanford Avenue near 158th Street. Flames spread throughout the top three floors of the structure.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene along with EMS units and the 109th Precinct. The New York Daily News reported that an elderly man suffered serious injuries and rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Three firefighters and three residents were also hospitalized with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

The American Red Cross provided relief to a number of families who were displaced by the fire.

According to the Fire Department, the inferno was brought under control just before 6 a.m.; the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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