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Cops: Firefighter injured at Elmont blaze

One firefighter was taken to a hospital after being injured fighting a residential fire in Elmont early Tuesday, police said.

The firefighter from the Elmont Fire Department slipped on a ladder and suffered minor injuries, police said.

Nassau County fire officials said the fire at the home on Joan Court was reported about 9 a.m. They said the fire broke out in a garage attached to the house, but said it was not clear if the home was occupied at the time of the fire.

There were no other injuries, police said, but the home sustained severe damage.

With Patricia Kitchen

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