NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Several people have been hurt in a three-alarm house fire in Elmhurst, Queens.

The fire broke out just after 5 a.m. on Case Street. Flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the roof of the building.

The FDNY says at least seven firefighters suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries. Two civilians were also hurt, including one critically.

Officials had warned area residents to keep their windows closed to avoid smoke.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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