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Fire Rips Into Two Homes, Six Firefighters Injured

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March 29, 2016 Staff Report

A fire ripped through a residential block of East Elmhurst early Tuesday morning.

The fire started in a two-story private dwelling at 23-41 91st St. before spreading into a neighboring house and backyard garage, according to a FDNY spokesman.

After receiving the call at 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, 33 units and more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene, the spokesman said. The fire grew to three-alarms before being brought under control at 3:41 a.m.

Six firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Eight people were found inside the house and were removed. They did not suffer any injuries, according to the spokesman.

Fire marshals are investigating what caused the fire.

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