5 Hurt, Including Baby, When Fire Rips Through 3 Homes In Brooklyn – CBS New York
The four-alarm fire started around 4 a.m. on East 17th Street near Avenue O in Midwood.
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Flames quickly spread from one house to two others on either side. All three roofs partially collapsed.
Four civilians, including a baby, were taken to the hospital in stable condition. One firefighter was also injured.
“Children were screaming, ‘help!’ I did not see them. Then I heard the voice of a man, and I came out right away. When I came out right away, I saw three houses on fire,” neighbor Philippe Naim told CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas.
Fire marshals are now on the scene investigating the cause of the blaze.
Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.