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NEW INFO: 34 Injured In Staten Island Blaze, Including 23 Firefighters

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Authorities in New York City say 34 people have been injured overnight in a fire on Staten Island.

Courtesy: NBCNY.com

Authorities in New York City say 34 people have been injured overnight in a fire on Staten Island.

The Fire Department says 23 firefighters and 11 civilians suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious. Nearly all were taken to the hospital but none of the injuries is considered life-threatening.

About 200 firefighters responded to the blaze at 1 a.m. Thursday.

A Fire Department spokesman says the blaze consumed three, 2-story townhouses.

He said around 6 a.m. that the fire was expected to be brought under control shortly.

The Staten Island Advance says a man screaming from a window tossed two small children down to a couple below.

Anthony DiSimone, who caught the boy, says the children were shaken up but seemed OK.

Firefighters eventually got the man out as well.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. )


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Authorities in New York City say 29 people have been injured overnight in a five-alarm fire on Staten Island.

The Fire Department says 19 firefighters and 10 civilians suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious.

Nearly all were taken to the hospital but none of the injuries is considered life-threatening.

About 200 firefighters responded to the blaze at 1 a.m. Thursday.

A fire department spokesman says the fire consumed three, 2-story townhouses.

He said around 6 a.m. that the fire was expected to be brought under control shortly.

The Staten Island Advance says a man screaming from a window tossed two small children down to a couple below.

Anthony DiSimone, who caught the boy, says the children were shaken up but seemed OK.

Firefighters eventually got the man out as well.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)


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Authorities say at least 24 people are injured in a five-alarm fire raging on Staten Island.

The New York City Fire Department says figures are still preliminary but 14 of the injured are firefighters and 10 are civilians.

The department says the injuries range from minor to serious, but none is life-threatening.

About 200 firefighters are on the scene battling a blaze that is consuming two residential dwellings.

Fire teams responded to the Chestnut Avenue blaze around 1 a.m. Thursday.

The Staten Island Advance says a man screaming from a window tossed two small children down to a couple below.

Anthony DiSimone, who caught the boy, says the children were shaken up but seemed OK.

Firefighters eventually got the man out as well.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.)


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