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Cops investigate blaze in Rockaway apartment

TimesLedger Newspapers

ROCKAWAY — While executing a search warrant at 84-12 Rockaway Beach Blvd., police observed smoke and a black male hanging out of a window on the sixth floor of 84-18 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Police called the city Fire Department and, upon reaching the source of the fire on the sixth floor, could not enter the residence. The officers conducting the search warrant on the adjacent building were then called to the scene and were able to break down the door.

According to police, five victims were removed from the apartment and taken to area hospitals, where they were treated for minor injuries.

Police are currently investigating the cause of the blaze.

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