Fire erupts in basement of Bayside home

An FDNY firefighter was hospitalized with minor injuries after basement fire in Bayside.
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By Mark Hallum

FDNY responded to a fire in the basement of a Bayside home Monday morning and had the blaze under control by around 10:50 a.m.

Firefighters had difficulty fighting the fire because of what Breaking News Network termed “heavy clutter.'

According to a fire press spokeswoman, 25 firefighters were on the scene and one was sent to North Shore University Hospital with minor injuries.

Residents at 33-35 202nd St. home had windows boarded up following the fire and two men busied themselves with the cleanup while ConEd workers were on scene.

A continuous pile of rubbish spanned the outer side wall of the house a few feet high.

The two men declined to comment on the incident.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhallum@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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