Firefighter injured battling Bayside blaze

One firefighter was injured while extinguishing a basement fire early Monday morning in Bayside, the FDNY said.

The two-alarm fire at 33-35 202 St. started at 9 a.m. and required 25 FDNY workers to put out the flames.

First responders declared the fire under control by 10:50 a.m, a department spokesperson said.

The injured firefighter suffered minor burns and received treatment at North Shore University Hospital, fire officials said.

No other injuries or fatalities were reported at the scene.

An electrical mishap near the home’s boiler caused the fire, according to reports.

The homeowner told NY1 he tried to extinguish the blaze before it spread, but the flames eventually overwhelmed him. He rushed out of his home with his wife and dog.

Firefighters had difficulty managing the basement fire due to heavy clutter, said an FDNY official said in a statement. The department ruled the fire was accidental.

— Anthony Medina

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