34 hurt in Staten Island fire

Firefighters battle a fire that tore through three townhouses early Thursday on New York City's Staten Island. At least 34 people were injured, including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said. A Fire Department of New York spokesman said 23 firefighters and 11 civilians suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious but none was considered life-threatening. About 200 firefighters responded to the blaze, which is under investigation.
Firefighters battle a fire that tore through three townhouses early Thursday on New York City's Staten Island. At least 34 people were injured, including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said. A Fire Department of New York spokesman said 23 firefighters and 11 civilians suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious but none was considered life-threatening. About 200 firefighters responded to the blaze, which is under investigation. Ryan Lavis, Staten Island Advance/AP Photo

Firefighters battle a fire that tore through three townhouses early Thursday on New York City's Staten Island. At least 34 people were injured, including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said. A Fire Department of New York spokesman said 23 firefighters and 11 civilians suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious but none was considered life-threatening. About 200 firefighters responded to the blaze, which is under investigation.

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