10 Firefighters Hurt in Raging Queens Blaze, 6 Homes Damaged

Firefighters battled the flames for nearly three hours

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    Firefighters are battling a rapidly moving house fire in Queens that has spread to neighboring homes. Watch video from Chopper 4 over the scene. (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2013)

    Ten firefighters were hurt battling a five-alarm blaze that damaged six row houses in Queens Monday night, authorities said.

    All of the injuries to firefighters were considered minor, but they were taken to hospitals as a precaution, fire officials said.

    Firefighters battled flames for nearly three hours after fire erupted on 68th Avenue in Middle Village around 8 p.m.

    Neighbors said flames jumped from one roof to another.

    "The roof was flaming, and then the flame went to another house," said Elizabeth Wogtowicz. 

    "I saw the flames coming straight to my window, and I was frightened."

    The Red Cross is assisting four families displaced by the fire.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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