8 Injured, 2 Critical, in Fire at Queens Home: Officials - NBC New York

8 Injured, 2 Critical, in Fire at Queens Home: Officials

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    8 Injured, 2 Critical, in Fire at Queens Home: Officials

    A least eight people were injured Saturday morning when a fire burned through a home in Queens, according to authorities. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Saturday, May 21, 2016)

    A least eight people were injured Saturday morning when a fire burned through a home in Queens, according to authorities.

    Two people were critically injured in the fire, officials said. Information about the extent of their injuries wasn't available.

    A family of four was inside the Jackson Heights home when the 6:21 call about the fire came into the fire department.

    The couple and their two children were huddled near a rear window of their third-floor apartment in the home at 69th street and 31st avenue, firefighters said. 

    They were just looking for air,” one firefighter said. “It was pretty much just smoke. There wasn’t any heat or fire upstairs. So we sheltered them in place until the companies got the fire knocked down.”

    The family wasn't hurt in the fire.

    It was not immediately clear how the fire started.

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