6 firefighters injured battling fire at N.Y. home

A total of 170 fire personnel were needed to get the blaze under control


Graham Rayman
New York Daily News

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Fire erupted inside a Brooklyn house late Thanksgiving night, engulfing the residence before scorching a second home.

The blaze broke out just after 11 p.m. on the top floor of a three-story, wood-framed house on Devoe St. near Lorimer St. in Williamsburg.

The fire spread into the space between the top floor and the roof. Photos showed the top floor had been badly burned. Tenants’ belongings were piled in front of the home, alongside debris.

In all, 170 fire personnel were needed to bring the blaze under control just before 2 a.m.

Six firefighters sustained non-life threatening injuries. No civilians were injured, but four families were left homeless, according to the American Red Cross. The nonprofit said it was assisting eight individuals.

The cause was under investigation.

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