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Fire guts Howard Beach home

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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 1:47 am, Thu Feb 13, 2014.

A recently renovated home in Howard Beach was damaged by a fast-moving fire before dawn last Thursday morning.

The FDNY was called to the scene at 5:47 a.m. after flames were reported on the second floor of the house at 156-07 102 St., adjacent to the A train subway line. More than 105 firefighters fought the blaze, which went to a second alarm and gutted both the first and second floor. The fire was declared under control at 6:35 a.m.

Neighbors say the house, which escaped serious damage in Hurricane Sandy, had been in a state of disrepair for some time and was renovated in the last few years.

No injuries were reported and the FDNY said the house was vacant.

The American Red Cross also responded and helped first responders on scene.

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