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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

4-Alarm Fire Brooklyn Row House 1.17.12

A 4-alarm apartment fire in a three-story row frame in Brooklyn where heavy fire broke out on the second floor and extended into the three-story building on 368 Himrod Street shortly after eight o'clock this morning, 17 Jan 2011. The building was evacuated, but reported upon arrival by arriving fire department crews that there were people on fire escapes of building. It was reported that NYFD Ladder 124 arrived on the scene and rescued a mother and her 12-year-old son hanging out upper level window.

It took firefighting crews around 3 hours to bring the flames under control. There were nearly 170 firefighters and 39 units that responded to the firegruond for this fire.

Deputy Asst. Chief James Leonard stated, "At 8:20 a.m. this morning received a 911 call concerning this fire, simultaneously people were banging on the firehouse door which is about six houses down. So we were on the scene immediately, we had heavy fire on the first, second and third floor. Members of ladder 124 ... rescue two people out the second floor."

At least seven people suffering minor injuries, three of which were firefighters. All were transported to Wyckoff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The fire is under investigation.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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