Massive Fire Tears Through Maurice Avenue Building

By Tom Liddy on March 27, 2012 8:27pm | Updated on March 27, 2012 10:49pm

An EMT tends to a firefighter at the scene of a third alarm blaze at 65-55 Maurice Ave. on March 27, 2012.
An EMT tends to a firefighter at the scene of a third alarm blaze at 65-55 Maurice Ave. on March 27, 2012.
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QUEENS — A huge fire ripped through a home in Maspeth Tuesday evening, injuring several firefighters, officials said.

The blaze, which quickly went to three alarms, erupted at 65-55 Maurice Ave., near 51st Avenue, just before 7:50 p.m.

It quickly consumed the home and spread to two adjoining buildings.

Nearly 140 firefighters raced to the scene and battled the blaze for more than three hours.

All of the residents of the house were able to make it out of the house, officials said.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

The cause was under investigation.

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