21 injured, hundreds displaced in Queens apartment building fire

A Queens apartment fire injured 21 people, including 16 firefighters, and displaced hundreds of residents.

More than 200 firefighters from dozens of units responded to 89-07 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The firefighters battled the flames for several hours, the department said.

The fire was on the top floor and extended into the cockloft, which is the space between the ceiling of that floor and the roof.

Two of the injured firefighters were left with burns that were not life-threatening. One resident was taken to a hospital.

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About 240 residents were displaced.

The New York City Fire Department says an open door helped spread the fire. The cause is unknown.

With the Associated Press