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Crews battle fire that breaks out at Queens home

Posted at 5:37 AM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 05:37:25-05

BELLE HARBOR, Queens — Crews worked to put down a fire that broke out at a Queens home early Friday.

Authorities were called to the blaze at a two-story home on Cronston Avenue at Beach 132 Street around 1 a.m.

No injuries were immediately reported.

Firefighters believe the blaze started in the rear of the home.

Video shows flames coming from the home’s roof and windows knocked down.

Weather likely played a part in making it more difficult to put the fire out. Arctic air and gusty winds brought bitter cold temperatures to parts of the tri-state area.

PIX11 photojournalists at the scene witnessed firefighters slipping from water that turned into ice.