14 injured as fire burns through Boro Park Building


Brooklyn  Firefighters battled a third-alarm fire at an apartment building in Brooklyn that injured 14 residents. One patient is in critical condition at Maimonides hospital.

The blaze broke out on the second floor of 1225 49th St., between 12th and 13th avenues, and quickly spread to the third and fourth floors around 4:25 a.m., the FDNY said.

It quickly rose up the cockloft to the top floors.

A woman trapped in a rear bedroom of an apartment had to be rescued by the FDNY.

“There were gates on the windows, so there was no way she could get out,” said FDNY Deputy Chief Peter Leicht. “We had a firefighter on the roof, he heard her call. The firefighter on the roof called our inside team, the inside team was dispatched to go into the rear bedroom.”

The woman was unconscious and was hospitalized in serious condition.

About 138 firefighters worked to bring the blaze under control by 5:50 a.m., according to the FDNY.

Up to nine residents suffered minor injuries. Fire Marshals will work to determine the cause of the fire.



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