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Two-alarm fire guts inside of Astoria home

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The top of the home is scorched by the fire. Photo by Christina Santucci
A pedestrian walks by a home that was burned during a two-alarm blaze. Photo by Christina Santucci
The top of the home is scorched by the fire. Photo by Christina Santucci
Debris litters the yard in front of the Astoria home. Photo by Christina Santucci
Police tape is tied around a poll across the street from the home. Photo by Christina Santucci

ASTORIA — No one was seriously hurt in a massive fire that destroyed the interior of a home Saturday morning, the FDNY said.

The two-alarm blaze started around 1:45 a.m. and escalated from the basement to the roof of the building at 30th Avenue and 38th Street, the fire department said.

The residents inside the house were able to escape from it without injury, according to the FDNY.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene and were able to put out the fire by 3 a.m.

None of the firefighters were injured, according to an FDNY spokesman.

The cause of the blaze was still under investigation as of press time Tuesday.

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