11 injured in Fresh Meadows house fire


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Video and sketch courtesy of NYPD

An early morning blaze at a Fresh Meadows residence left 11 injured, including four seriously.

The fire broke out at the two-story, two-family private home at 169-03 65th Avenue around 1:46 a.m., and was under control by 2:19 a.m., said an FDNY spokesperson.

Four victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Six other people who were in the residence at the time of the fire suffered non-life threatening injuries and a firefighter received minor ones.

According to the FDNY, the cause of the fire was accidental and started in the kitchen.

 

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