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Two homes burn in Howard Beach

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Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 1:00 pm, Thu Apr 10, 2014.

A fast-moving fire struck two homes in Howard Beach early last Friday.

The blaze started at 164-02 92 St., one block off Cross Bay Boulevard, at around 1 a.m. on Friday morning and quickly went to two alarms 10 minutes later.

Flames shot from the roof of the home as neighbors, woken from their beds by the sound of fire trucks racing to the scene, came out to see what was going on.

The blaze later spread to a second house, attached to the one where the fire started. It took 115 firefighters less than an hour to bring the fire under control.

No one was injured and the family of five that lives in the one part of the home, who were inside when the fire broke out, got out safely with their two dogs.

There was one tenant living in the lower portion of the house who also got out safely.

The residents living in an adjacent house were not home at the time of the fire. Their home suffered smoke and water damage.

The FDNY said the cause of the fire was electrical.

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