12 FDNY FFs injured at 5-alarm blaze

More than 200 firefighters responded to the blaze that engulfed one three-story home and spread to another

By Laura French

NEW YORK — Twelve FDNY firefighters were injured at a five-alarm blaze in Brooklyn late Saturday night. 

The blaze engulfed a three-story residence and also spread to a neighboring home, according to PIX11. Twelve residents were evacuated and did not sustain injuries. 

More than 200 firefighters responded to fight the fire overnight, bringing it under control at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday. During the blaze, one firefighter was seen coming down a ladder with part of his coat on fire, PIX11 reported. 

The FDNY reported that all of the injuries to the firefighters were minor. 

Fire officials said the age of the three-story structure and voids within the walls allowed the fire to spread rapidly. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 


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