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Bayside blaze torches home on 206th Street

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More than 100 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire. Photo by Christina Santucci
Furniture is removed from the second floor of the home. Photo by Christina Santucci
Emergency responders pack up their equipment after the blaze is declared under control. Photo by Christina Santucci
A ladder was used to reach the house's second floor. Photo by Christina Santucci
Firefighters file out of a home on 206th Street near 48th Avenue. Photo by Christina Santucci
A firefighter removes pieces of the window frame on the first floor. Photo by Christina Santucci
A large piece of furniture is tossed onto the front lawn. Photo by Christina Santucci
Debris from the house fire is scattered across the lawn. Photo by Christina Santucci

Four firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a two-alarm blaze in Bayside Tuesday afternoon and were taken to North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System to be treated, fire officials said.

A spokesman for the FDNY said no residents were injured in the fire, which gutted a home on 206th Street near 48th Avenue, but one firefighter said a cat died in the blaze.

Fire officials said a call came in about the fire at about 4 p.m. and the blaze was upgraded to a second-alarm at 4:11 p.m. More than 100 firefighters generally respond to a second-alarm fire.

As firefighters checked for remaining pockets of flames, pieces of wet and charred furniture, as well as belongings including DVDs, were collected in a pile on the home’s front lawn.

At 4:56 p.m, the blaze, which had been concentrated on the second floor, was declared under control.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Tuesday evening, the spokesman said.

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