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Officials Probe Cause Of Fire That Engulfed Multiple Homes In Queens

10 Firefighters Were Treated For Injuries In Middle Village Blaze
Middle Village Fire

A fire spread to multiple homes in Middle Village, Queens Monday night. (Credit: Eric Hairabedian)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An investigation was under way Tuesday morning after a major fire broke out in Middle Village, Queens.

Huge flames poured out of row homes on 68th Avenue in Middle Village and quickly engulfed at least five neighboring homes late Monday, CBS 2 reported.

The fire, which grew to five alarms, forced residents to evacuate, 1010 WINS reported.

“My husband came running from upstairs, ran outside, and then he came running in and said: ‘Out of the house. There’s a fire,’” one woman said. “And we grabbed the dog, we grabbed the one cat, the other cat got away from us, and we just grabbed each other and ran out. We were in our pajamas ready for bed, almost.”

Ten firefighters were treated for minor injuries, officials told CBS 2. A mayday was issued for a missing firefighter at one point, but he was accounted for.

The American Red Cross was assisting displaced residents.

Middle Village Fire

A fire spread to multiple homes in Middle Village, Queens Monday night. (Credit: Eric Hairabedian)

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Tuesday morning.

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