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Photo courtesy of Robert Stridiron
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Firefighters battle a four-alarm fire near the corner of 18th Avenue and College Point Boulevard in Queens last night. Several injured firefighters were taken to local hospitals.

Huge blaze ripped through three residential building in College Point in Queens last night.

On Thursday, July 21, at 9:51 p.m., firefighters responded to a four-alarm fire at 18-11 College Point Blvd. in Queens.

The fire started in a three-story apartment building and in less than an hour spread to three other apartment buildings, an FDNY spokesperson told QNS. According to CBS Local the fire completely destroyed two of the buildings.

After roughly three hours and 45 minutes of intense intervention, the fire department declared the fire under control at approximately 1:36 a.m.

Nine firefighters were sent to local hospitals with minor injuries, according to FDNY. It is still unclear how many people were displaced, but reports estimate that at least 15 people were left homeless.

 

The cause of the fire remains a mystery for the moment, but the FDNY is investigating the event.

 

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