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