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16 Injured in Queens High-Rise Fire

8 NYPD officers among those injured

 

 

ROCKAWAY PARK, N.Y. (NBC New York) – A fire erupted at a high-rise in the Rockaways Friday morning, injuring at least 16 people, including eight police officers, fire officials said.

Two residents were critically injured in the fire and two people were seriously injured, according to fire officials.

Eight police officers were also being treated for smoke inhalation but were expected to be okay, the NYPD said. Video shows an officer being wheeled on a stretcher from the building to an ambulance.