Sunset Park Fire Injures 23

FDNY battles 6 alarm fire on 7th Ave and 44th street in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, NY 04.03.2019 Photo: Shimon Gifter

Brooklyn           A day after a massive, 6-alarm blaze ripped through an apartment building in Brooklyn, firefighters are still putting out hot spots.

More than 100 area residents of the building, located near 7th Avenue and 44th Street in Sunset Park, have been displaced, with many people still deeply worried about unaccounted-for pets.

The fire left 23 injured, including 19 firefighters who battled the blaze in high winds. 7 Firefighters were treated for burns and smoke inhalation. A few residents treated for smoke inhalation.

Some pets did make it out, but many are still missing.

The fire department said it could be days before anyone can search because firefighters are still dealing with hot spots.

“I feel like our whole community has been basically destroyed with this fire,” said Greta Gertlergold to WPIX, holding her baby Eben.

Red Cross is helping over 30 families for now. The city is also making emergency housing resources available.


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