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Firefighter Injured In Belle Harbor Blaze

Firefighter Injured In Belle Harbor Blaze


Firefighters work at Sunday’s house fire in Belle Harbor. Photo by Susan Locke.Firefighters work at Sunday’s house fire in Belle Harbor. Photo by Susan Locke.

A firefighter was hurt while battling a blaze in a vacant Belle Harbor home this week, a spokesperson for the department said.

The unidentified firefighter hurt his back and groin while trying to extinguish the first floor fire at a brick home at Beach 130 Street and Cronston Avenue.

According to the department spokesperson, several neighbors called 911 to report a fire at the home shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The first firefighters, who arrived within five minutes, called for more assistance almost immediately.

Though the house was empty, firefighters said it was filled with items that hindered their effort to control the fire. It was not clear if the firefighter was injured because of the clutter.

The New York City Fire Marshall’s office is investigating.


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