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Firefighter dies after being injured in Queens blaze

April 20, 2017
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A firefighter has died after being seriously injured while battling a fire in Queens.

It happened at a 5-story apartment building in Ridgewood at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the firefighter was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where he died from injuries sustained after falling several stories.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was headed to the hospital late Thursday afternoon.

The fire was brought under control at about 3 p.m.



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