3 FDNY firefighters injured at fatal apartment fire

Over 100 fire and EMS personnel responded to the blaze that killed a 13-year-old boy and hurt a total of five people


By Elizabeth Keogh
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A 13-year-old boy was killed in a Brooklyn fire Sunday that also injured five others, including three firefighters, officials said.

The fire broke out on the fifth floor of the 129-unit apartment building on Snyder Ave. near E. 35th St. in East Flatbush around 10:30 a.m., cops said.

Over 100 fire and EMS personnel arrived at the seven-story building, where smoke-eaters worked to knock down the flames, the FDNY stated.

The blaze was placed under control at 11:40 a.m., it added.

A 21-year-old man, 50-year-old woman and Dillon Waldren-Dickson, 13, were rushed to Kings County Hospital, where the boy died, cops said.

Three firefighters were also injured, including one seriously, the FDNY said.

All of the injured victims were expected to recover.

Dillon lived at the address, police said.

The fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze.

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