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17 NY firefighters injured in 6-alarm blaze

At least 10 firefighters were hospitalized for heat exhaustion


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Seventeen firefighters were injured Thursday while battling a six-alarm fire that tore across seven homes. 

“We had three buildings on fire, extremely heavy fire conditions. Extreme radiant heat on the street, enough that it melted siding on the buildings across the street,” FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard told ABC7.

Nearly 250 firefighters responded to the blaze, with more than 60 apparatus in tow. 

Along with four civilians, the firefighters were transported to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. 

Although more details regarding their injuries are not yet available, at least 10 firefighters suffered from minor heat exhaustion, reported NBC New York

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