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16 firefighters among 21 injured in Queens apartment fire

NEW YORK (AP) – A Queens apartment fire has injured 21 people, including 16 firefighters, and displaced hundreds of residents.

About 400 firefighters responded to the the blaze that started Tuesday afternoon on the six-story building’s top floor, WABC-TV reported.

Two of the injured firefighters were left with burns that were not life-threatening. One resident was taken to a hospital.

About 240 residents were displaced.

The New York City Fire Department says an open door helped spread the fire. The cause is unknown.

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