Thirteen firefighters have suffered minor injuries related to the soaring temperatures that are making it more difficult for them to do their work.

The firefighters were hit by dehydration and exhaustion while battling a Queens blaze on Tuesday morning. Heavy equipment meant to protect them from flames can work against them in the heat.

The Fire Department says it took nearly an hour and a half to get the fire under control. It spread among a group of two-story buildings sharing a roof. No civilians were injured.

The firefighters were brought to Elmhurst Hospital Center.

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