4 firefighters among 9 injured in fire


RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) — Four firefighters were among nine people who were injured in a fire at an apartment building in Queens early Saturday.

Flames broke out inside the three-story building on Gates Avenue in Ridgewood just before 5:30 a.m.

The fire spread to an adjoining building before firefighters were finally able to extinguish the flames.

Four civilians and four firefighters were taken to the hospital while a fifth civilian refused medical attention.

They all suffered minor injuries.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

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