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.
The occupants at yesterday's 6-alarm fire closed the door as they made their escape. There were 4 non-life-threatening injuries to civilians, however, several more could have been injured had the door been left open. Be #FDNYSmart – remember that closing the door saves lives. pic.twitter.com/MdYpw9ysPR
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 4, 2019