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Photos by Robert Stridiron
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Adrianna Rosa, 16, and her sister Gianna Rosa, 10, were checked out by EMS after a fire in Corona.

A malfunctioning extension cord is believed to have ignited a fire at a Corona apartment building on Sunday morning that left 14 people injured and forced tenants to improvise when making their escape, Fire Department sources said.

According to FDNY, the fire broke out at 9:52 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the basement of a building at 56-14 Waldron St. Out of the 14 people injured, one was in serious but stable condition, seven refused medical attention and the remaining patients were taken to North Shore Hospital.

CBS New York reported about the experience of Ramonita Rosa, a mother on the second floor, whose daughters Adrianna, 16,  and Gianna, 10, escaped from the fire. The girls found a mattress in an alleyway next to the apartment and handed it over to their super, Roberto Flores, who placed it below their apartment. The mother then threw her nieces and two dogs out of the window and onto the mattress. She climbed out through an FDNY ladder with her nephew, she told CBS New York.

An FDNY spokesperson said they heard this story but cannot confirm because the incident happened before they were on the scene. A photographer for QNS saw the mattress that was used at the scene. The fire was put out at 10:22 a.m. after 12 units and 60 personnel responded.

 

firefighter look over building where children jumped from the second floor at 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens , the kids alond with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

Building super Roberto Flores points to where children jumped from the second floor at 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens ,he used the mattress to save the kids along with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

 

Firefighters at scene where children jumped from the second floor at 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens ,he used the mattress to save the kids along with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

EMS at scene where children jumped from the second floor at 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens ,he used the mattress to save the kids along with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

Building super Roberto Flores helped save children that jumped from the second floor at 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens ,he used the mattress to save the kids along with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

16 year old Adrianna Rosa and her sisterGianna Rosa age 10 after being checked by ems at the fire located 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens , the kids alond with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

16 year old Adrianna Rosa and her sisterGianna Rosa age 10 after being checked by ems at the fire located 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens , the kids alond with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

Mother Ramonita Rosa helps Gianna Rosa age 10 after being checked by ems at the fire located 56-14 Waldron st. in corona Queens , the kids alond with the pets had to jump from the second floor and were caught by the building super Roberto Flores. Photos by Robert Stridiron. 02/12/17

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