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Fire guts home in South Ozone Park

One firefighter received minor injuries

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 am

It took less than 20 minutes to put out a fire on the second floor of a private house at 135-20 120 St. in South Ozone Park last Thursday afternoon, the FDNY said.

Fire units responded in less than five minutes, according to a department spokesman. The call came in at 4:42 p.m. and the fire was under control by 5:01 p.m.

In total, 12 units and 20 firefighters fought the blaze. The fire led to the minor injury of one firefighter, who was treated at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. But the damage to the house was extensive.

It was not known how many occupants were in the house and how they escaped. Nobody who lived in the house was injured.

The cause of the fire in the two-story, two-unit, 20-by-40-foot house is under investigation.

The Red Cross also responded to the situation and met with one family who lived in the house.

The family said they did not need housing assistance, since they knew relatives who had space to accommodate them.

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