Twenty firefighters were injured Saturday battling a blaze that engulfed four houses including a fire marshal’s on Staten Island.
The fire marshal and his family were not at home when the fire started around 7 p.m., according to WLNY. No residents were injured, officials said.
"Fortunately, his family and his baby were down at the Jersey Shore for the weekend, but he (has) ... to come home and find that his house was destroyed," James Leonard, chief of the department, told WLNY.
There are currently no injuries to civilians, and 5 non-life-threatening injuries to Firefighters, reported at scene of 5th alarm, 237 Steinway Ave #StatenIsland pic.twitter.com/xvT5JSPurE— FDNY (@FDNY) June 17, 2018
More than 250 firefighters responded to the scene, getting the flames under control despite a defective hydrant. Four firefighters suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries; 16 had minor injuries.
Arson investigators are looking into the cause but do not believe it to be suspicious.
There are 20 total injuries to Firefighters following this evening’s 5th alarm at 237 Steinway Ave #StatenIsland - 4 serious but non-life-threatening, and 16 minor pic.twitter.com/TIqqdHXE0B— FDNY (@FDNY) June 17, 2018
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