More than a dozen people were hurt in two early Friday morning fires in Queens.

The second happened just after 5 a.m. in Elmhurst. 

Fire officials say more than 100 firefighters responded to a two-story house on Case Street near Elmhurst Avenue Friday. 

The FDNY says eight firefighters and four civilians were hurt. Twenty residents were also displaced.

Fire marshals say the blaze was caused by faulty electrical wiring.

In Jackson Heights, fire officials say two young girls were rescued from a burning apartment building after a candle in a hallway closet started a fire. 

The FDNY responded to 71st Street around midnight Friday.

Officials say the girls were trapped in a bedroom when they arrived. 

"As they pulled out that first victim, I kind of walked to the hallway to make sure they found their way out. That's when Lieutenant Smith made his way back in there, and there was another kid buried behind, close to the wall, almost as if, I believe, an older sister trying to shield her," said Lieutenant Ken O'Hare of FDNY Ladder 154.

The victims, who are six and eight years old, were treated for smoke inhalation.

Fire officials say two other children were injured after jumping from the second floor. 

Smoke detectors were present in both fires, but were not working at the time, officials say.