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LONG BEACH, NY, DEC. 21, 2011 – Firefighters from Point Lookout-Lido, Island Park and Oceanside assisted Long Beach at a house fire. Two firefighters suffered injuries. Photo by Bill Bennett

STATEN ISLAND, NY, DEC. 20, 2011 – It took firefighters nearly 90 minutes to control a fire in the attic of a private dwelling. The late-night fire required a second-alarm assignment. Photo by Steve White

HOBOKEN, NJ, DEC. 17, 2011 – A fast-moving fire consumed a vacant restaurant. Firefighters were initially dispatched for a gas leak, but upon arrival found heavy smoke pushing from the second-floor apartments. A second alarm was immediately transmitted. Heavy fire replaced the heavy smoke as firefighters switched to a defensive operation. The fire was placed under control in about three hours. About a half-dozen people were left homeless. Photo by Ed Gray

LOS ANGELES, CA, DEC. 20, 2011 – Units extinguished a car fire in Station 15’s first-in district near the University of Southern California. Photo by Jeff Zimmerman

BUFFALO, NY, JULY 5, 2011 – Firefighters prepare to attack an early-morning working fire in a 2½-story wood-frame vacant building. Photo by John Hanley