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11 FDNY firefighters injured in 5-alarm fire

Most of the injuries were related to heat exposure; seven were transported to hospitals



By Leila Merrill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Eleven FDNY firefighters and three other people were injured in a five-alarm fire Friday.

FDNY said the call came in at 5:41 a.m. for a fire at a three-story mixed-used building, and that the fire was on multiple stories, News12 reported.

Seven of the injured firefighters were transported to hospitals.

ABC7 reported that the firefighters were mostly treated for heat exposure.

“Hot days like today, we use a lot of additional units. We burn through units quickly and we had five basically in two buildings,” Battalion Chief Christopher Gaby said.

The fire’s cause is under investigation.