At least 12 injured in Staten Island house fire

At least 12 people were injured when a six-alarm fire ripped through several houses on Staten Island on Thursday night, officials said.

FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard told the Staten Island Advance that at least two homes were in significant danger of collapse and that two had moderate damage and two others had minor damage.

FDNY officials said the blaze began at shortly after 6 p.m. in the New Brighton neighborhood and quickly engulfing seven houses. At least 250 firefighters responded to the scene.

At least 10 firefighters had suffered heat exhaustion due to the intensity of the fire, Chief of EMS Operations James Booth told the paper. Five of them were transported to Richmond University Medical Center for treatment.

At least one person suffered serious injuries.

The fire forced officials to cut the power to more than 400 people in the area, Con Edison told the Staten Island Advance.

More than 40 people have been left displaced because of the blaze, according to the American Red Cross.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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