More than 170 firefighters responded to a devastating wind-whipped fire that tore through a row of wood frame houses in Woodhaven, Queens, officials said Thursday morning.
In all, the four-alarmer damaged eight homes and sent two kids and three adults to the hospital.
Seven firefighters were also injured, while battling the stubborn blaze, which quickly spread through the attached homes. There were no fatalities.
Residents described the frantic moments running door-to-door Wednesday night to make sure their neighbors and pets got out safely.
As in other fires up and down the East Coast, including a house fire in Lowell, Mass. and an apartment complex in Philly, winds and cold weather made first responders’ jobs more difficult, and spread the flames.