3 injured in two-alarm fire at Throgs Neck home

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A 96-year-old woman and two firefighters were injured Wednesday after a  two-alarm fire broke out inside a Throgs Neck home.

The fire happened at 826 Revere Ave. around 8 a.m. The 96-year-old woman who owns home was able to escape, but suffered minor injuries, officials say.

Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries. Both the woman and the firefighters are expected to be OK.

Fire officials say the fire started inside the basement of the home and quickly spread to the floors above.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene. Officials say the home's balloon type construction made it difficult for firefighters to stop the blaze.

The fire was eventually extinguished, and the exact cause is not yet known.  

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