NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — At the least 16 folks have been hospitalized from a fireplace in Brooklyn. A number of have life-threatening accidents.
Officers mentioned a 4-year-old boy needed to be rescued from the Sundown Park house’s second-story window, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Saturday.
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Based on police, a 34-year-old lady jumped to security from the identical window.
FDNY mentioned the hearth at forty fifth Avenue close to sixth Avenue began simply after 11 p.m. Friday.
A 23-year-old lady was additionally harm. A 50-year-old man and one other lady suffered from smoke inhalation, officers mentioned.
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Greater than 60 firefighters have been on the scene. It took about an hour to get the hearth underneath management.
“4 victims struggling severe, life-threatening accidents. The remainder have non-life-threatening accidents. A few of the victims have been sheltered within the rear yard as our models have been extinguishing the hearth. A number of of the occupants within the constructing fled to the buildings subsequent door,” mentioned Assistant Chief of Hearth Operations Michael Gala.
“I smelled the smoke coming from my constructing after which by the point I got here out, the vans have been already on the market,” a witness instructed CBS2. “They have been getting mattresses out and issues like that from the home, and the children have been working down the block, really… I heard that folks have been leaping out to the yard… By no means had a fireplace on this block.”
The FDNY mentioned no firefighters have been harm.
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The hearth marshals workplace remained on the scene in a single day and continues to be investigating the reason for the hearth.