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Four firefighters injured battling house fire in Jamaica: FDNY

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Over 100 fire department personnel operated at a two-alarm fire in a vacant house at 169-12 104 Avenue in Jamaica on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Four firefighters were injured battling a two-alarm blaze in Jamaica on Saturday night, Aug. 20.

The fire broke out in the attic of a home at 169-12 104th Ave. one block south of Liberty Avenue just after 8:45 p.m. Arriving FDNY units were met with heavy fire conditions from the first and second floors in the attic. The fire went to a second alarm, requiring 25 units with 106 firefighters, as well as EMS personnel.

A two-alarm blaze broke out in a Jamaica home Saturday night and four firefighters were sent to area hospitals with minor injuries, according to the FDNY. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

Fire suppression units used four hose lines and a tower ladder to knock down the intense blaze throughout the home before it was brought under control just after 10:06 p.m. Searches throughout the building were unsuccessful and four firefighters were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries, according to the FDNY.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by the FDNY’s fire marshal’s office.

Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.

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