5 alarm fire engulfs city block in Queens

Seven firefighters and five civilians are recovering from injuries after a massive fire burned through several businesses in Sunnyside, Queens. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
1:44 | 12/14/18

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Transcript for 5 alarm fire engulfs city block in Queens
and to T dramaideo of a re her in New York City, sweeping through an entiry block. Then suddenly, a mve ckdraft. Flames, smoding from the front of the buildinocking firefighters right off their feet. 12 pe were injured, seven of firefighters. Anabc's linsey Davis is on the scene there GHT. Reporter: The fire broke out in a storeont in qs, new yorkaround 2:1a.m., quickly growing to five alarms, engulfing the block. Firefightershting flam on the roof, attempting to pry open a front door when suddenly -- a powerful explosion, engulfing multiple firefighters inuds smoke, seg scrambling for safety. Watch again. Oh, M Reporter: The blasturing seven firefighters and five civilians. We're using a backaf type of situation. A smoke explosion which caused the structurecollapse. Reporter: The result, S businessmany of th D gd tonight. I W OND I couldn't the,o go. Major fire here going on, guys. Rep one witness says he saree firefiters on the ground after they were blown out of a basement. Six milies from a neiging bu to be evacuated, now dispced from theires just before Christmas. Aright,, L get to linsey D, livm the scene of that fire in ns and linsey, still nod on a cause of this fire? Reportet's right, da still no word on a cause just T. As far a the injuries, they are all repo to be minor, with wit tut expected survive. And that thick, charred smell still allghout the air here, David. It was incredib scene today. Linsey, thank you.

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