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One hurt in Lindenwood fire

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:47 am, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

One person was injured when a fire broke out on the second floor of a Lindenwood apartment building last Thursday morning.

The two-alarm blaze erupted around 8 a.m. at 151-27 79 St., about two blocks south of Linden Boulevard near the Brooklyn border.

The fire was located on the second floor in the cockloft of the brick building. More than 100 firefighters were on the scene battling the blaze, which sent thick black smoke billowing over the neighborhood that could be seen as far away as Woodhaven. Flames could also be seen shooting out of the roof of the building. The fire was brought under control by about 9 a.m.

One victim, a civilian, was pulled from the burning apartment and taken to an area hospital with critical injuries, according to the FDNY.

The Red Cross said it has assisted one family of two adults with emergency food, clothing and lodging.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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