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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