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Severe heat injures 12 firefighters in NYC fire

About 200 firefighters battled the fire; one firefighter was hospitalized with burns to the neck

Xinhua General News Service

NEW YORK — At least 12 firefighters were injured Wednesday in a blaze in New York due to severe heat.

The fire began around 10:20 a.m. local time and lasted more than two hours on the top floor of an apartment building in Rego Park, Queens, according to a New York City Fire Department official.

Full story: Severe heat injures 12 firefighters in NYC fire

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