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A fire broke out on the fourth floor of a six-story apartment building on Thursday morning
The fire spread to the fifth and sixth floors before it was finally brought under control
Seven people were injured, one of them seriously; 3 firefighters were among the injured
Seven people were injured, one of them seriously, when a fire broke out at an apartment building in Queens early Thursday morning, fire officials said.
The fire started sometime before 4:40 a.m. on the fourth floor of 157-11 Sanford Ave. in Murray Hill.
The blaze soon spread to the fifth and sixth floors of the six-story building, according to officials.
Twitter user @latinosunidoUSA captured video of the blaze as firefighters worked to control it.
An elderly woman suffering from burns and smoke inhalation was rushed to Jacobi Hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said. As of Thursday morning, she was listed in critical condition as fire marshals continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
Three other residents suffered minor injuries and were taken to Queens General.
Three firefighters were also injured. They too suffered minor injuries and were taken to Queens General.
The fire was under control by 6 a.m. but the cause of it was unknown.