THE BRONX — Eleven people were injured, three seriously, when a fast-moving fire tore through a Throgs Neck home Thursday morning, fire officials said.
The blaze broke out at 1020 Dean Ave., near Barkley Avenue, around 9:25 a.m. and took 170 firefighters about three hours to extinguish the ferocious blaze as they contended with a driving snowstorm, FDNY officials said.
"It was a very difficult, wind-driven fire," a fire spokesman said. "It's a block or two off the water. We had the snow, the ice, the wind that made it difficult to knock down."
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.