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Three Injured In Corona Inferno

Two police officers and a resident were hospitalized with smoke inhalation after a blaze broke out inside a Corona home last Friday, Jan. 17, it was reported. According to sources, the inferno ignited at about 2:35 p.m. in the vicinity of 34th Avenue and 107th Street, with heavy fire blasting through the top floor of the building. Among the units that responded were Engine companies 273, 289, 307 and 316; Ladder companies 136, 138 and 154; Squad Co. 288; Rescue 4; and Battalions 46 and 52-under the direction of Division 14-along with the 115th Precinct and EMS units. The three injured victims were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment of injuries which were not life-threatening. The blaze was brought under control about two hours later. Reportedly, the Department of Buildings was dispatched to investigate reports that as many as 19 people lived in the two-family home.


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