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.
There were 12 non-life-threatening injuries to Firefighters on scene of this morning’s fifth alarm at 1330 74th Street in Brooklyn, and no civilian injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/lbjHW9BUl5— FDNY (@FDNY) September 13, 2020
FDNY members operated on scene earlier this morning of a 5-alarm fire at 1330 74th Street in Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/Pz2G7X0qgt— FDNY (@FDNY) September 13, 2020