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Fast-Moving Fire Kills 1, Injures 4 In Queens

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One person is dead and four others were hurt in a fast-moving fire in Queens.

The fire broke out just after 1 a.m. at a home in Woodside. It then spread to a neighboring house.

One resident said the flames were so intense, he had to jump from a second floor window to escape.

Dozens of firefighters responded to the scene.

The identity of the 63-year-old victim who was killed has not been released. Four others were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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