By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fire forced an evacuation at the only hospital in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Friday.

Heavy smoke and flames could be seen on the roof of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.

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Patients had to be rushed out, some on stretchers.

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The emergency room was on diversion as firefighters worked to contain the fire.

Two minor injuries were reported.

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The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

CBSNewYork Team