4 firefighters among 9 injured in fire at Ridgewood apartment building, Queens

RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) – Four firefighters were among nine people injured in a fire at an apartment building in Queens early Saturday.

The fire broke out inside the three-story building on Gates Avenue in Ridgewood just before 5:30 a.m

The fire spread to an adjoining building before firefighters could finally extinguish the blaze.

Four civilians and four firefighters were taken to hospital while a fifth civilian refused medical attention.

All were slightly injured.

The fire department is investigating the cause of the fire.

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