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At Least 24 People Have Been Injured In A Fire On Staten Island

The five-alarm fire broke out early Thursday morning.

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A five-alarm fire broke out at 1 a.m. on Chestnut Avenue in Staten Island. The New York City Fire Department have said at least 24 people have been injured – 14 of the injured being firefighters.

Photo: 5-alarm Staten Island fire; Man tosses kids out window http://t.co/IlIFP6CE8O @ABC7NY

Corey Dierdorff WFTS@coreydierdorff

Photo: 5-alarm Staten Island fire; Man tosses kids out window http://t.co/IlIFP6CE8O @ABC7NY

5:36 AM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The fire has apparently consumed two homes, and the Staten Island Advance say there were reports of a man "screaming from a window" who tossed two small children down to a couple below" to escape the fire, and that the man was also later saved.

AP: Authorities say at least 24 people are injured in a five-alarm fire raging on Staten Island. (PHOTO NBC NY)

WKYC Channel 3 News@wkyc

AP: Authorities say at least 24 people are injured in a five-alarm fire raging on Staten Island.
(PHOTO NBC NY)

5:37 AM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The children were caught by Anthony DiSimone, who says the children were "shaken up" but OK.

As many as 4 homes burning on Chestnut St Staten Island. @ABC7NY #mapit #abc7wakeup

Lisa Colagrossi@LColagrossi7

As many as 4 homes burning on Chestnut St Staten Island. @ABC7NY #mapit #abc7wakeup

4:56 AM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Massive 5 alarm fire on Staten Island with 4 homes burning. @lcolagrossi7 reporting from the scene

Lori Stokes@LoriStokes7

Massive 5 alarm fire on Staten Island with 4 homes burning. @lcolagrossi7 reporting from the scene

5:12 AM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

FDNY say the injuries aren't life threatening, and that 200 firefighters are on the scene.

#BREAKING: 15 firefighters, 10 civilians hurt in raging fire on #statenisland; none life-threatening. Video on #CBS3

Steve Lindsay CBS3@SteveLindsayCBS

#BREAKING: 15 firefighters, 10 civilians hurt in raging fire on #statenisland; none life-threatening. Video on #CBS3

5:32 AM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No details have been released about how the fire started.

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