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10 firefighters, 2 civilians injured in Queens fire

Posted June 4, 2018 1:54 p.m. EDT

— A fast-moving fire in a Queens home injured 10 firefighters and two civilians overnight, FDNY said Monday.

More than 100 firefighters and 20 units responded to a fire that broke out just before 2 a.m. inside a Flushing home located at 147-09 41st Ave.

Fire officials said two people escaped the blaze before firefighters arrived to the scene. They are being treated at a hospital and are in unknown condition.

Ten firefighters were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Further investigation determined the building was thought to be vacant, but squatters were inside at the time of the fire, FDNY said.

Responders are cleaning heavy debris left from the flames inside of the building and conducting an extensive search to ensure the home is completely evacuated, officials said.

The fire is believed to be suspicious. The investigation into the incident continues.