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Fire at JFK Airport

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18 people were hurt after a small fire at a cargo building at JFK Airport on Tuesday evening.

Four of the victims were hospitalized, one with chest pains and the other three with smoke inhalation after the fire.

The first call came in at about 7:30 p.m.

There apparently was a minor trash fire at loading dock 5 at building #23.

The FDNY responded with Hazardous Materials teams to control the situation.  All of the injured were employees of the cargo company.

The Port Authority say the fire was put out quickly and it did not affect airport operations.  The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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