An overnight fire in Queens left a man in his 70s critically hurt and several firefighters injured.
Officials said the three-alarm fire broke out just after 1 a.m. at the corner of 23rd Avenue and 24th Street in Astoria.
Dozens of firefighters responded to bring the flames under control.
Officials said the man in his 70s was found inside the home and taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition. Five firefighters were also hospitalized with unknown injuries.
One neighbor said he was in his office when he smelled the smoke all the way down the block. Once he saw the house on fire, he quickly dialed 911.
"I thought my house was on fire. So I went downstairs to investigate, I went to the alleyway and I could see flames flickering in the distance. So I walk down here, and there was just flames shooting out the back windows," Ray Keilman said.