New York: Queens fire damages shops

    New York: Queens fire damages shops (LOUDLABS/CNN)

    Twelve people were injured Thursday after a five-alarm fire consumed several buildings in New York City.

    It happened in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens.

    The fire broke out inside a store just after two a. m. and spread quickly to engulf six stores, one of which partially collapsed.

    Six families were evacuated from a nearby building.

    Seven firefighters and five civilians were injured.

    Most of the injuries were minor.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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