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Three injured in borough blazes: FDNY

A police officer stands in the doorway of a South Richmond Hill home where fire officials say a blaze occurred. Photo by Sarina Trangle
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Firefighters had a busy July 4 weekend, with at least two fires sending Queens residents to the hospital.

The Fire Department said it was called to a blaze at 141 Beach 56th St. in Edgemore at 3:47 a.m. July 4. About 78 firefighters were dispatched to the 11-story building, where flames had broken out on the second floor, according to the FDNY.

Paramedics brought one person to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and a second to Nassau County Medical Center with serious injuries, the FDNY said.

The department said the fire was under control at 4:12 a.m.

On Saturday morning, some 60 firefighters responded to flames at 105-11 134th St. in South Richmond Hill at 9:18 a.m., the FDNY said.

Emergency responders rushed one person to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries, according to the department.

Several neighbors stood and watched FDNY personnel at work on the two-story house.

The FDNY said the fire was deemed under control by 9:51 a.m.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at strangle@cnglocal.com.

Updated 11:35 pm, July 5, 2014
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