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December 11, 2018

FDNY responding to three-alarm blaze at Brooklyn home

September 25, 2018
Members of the FDNY respond to a three-alarm fire in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn. (Bruce Cotler for New York Daily News)

Firefighters pulled an injured woman from the basement of a burning Brooklyn house Monday afternoon, as heavy flames and smoke ripped through windows on the building’s second floor.

The blaze was reported about 5:20 p.m. on Aster Court near Everett Ave. in Gerritsen Beach.




“The whole upstairs was on fire, and I called 911,” said a neighbor, who wouldn’t give her name.

A female victim was found in the basement and brought out from the back of the house into awaiting ambulance at the scene of the fire.
A female victim was found in the basement and brought out from the back of the house into awaiting ambulance at the scene of the fire. (Bruce Cotler for New York Daily News)

“Neighbors were knocking on their door but they couldn’t get in. There was one woman brought out on a stretcher,” the neighbor said.

The woman pulled from the basement was in her 60s, and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

Medics took her to Coney Island Hospital, and she was transferred to Staten Island University Hospital North, which has a burn unit.

Firefighters needed two hours to bring the three-alarm blaze under control.

Another civilian and seven firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze, an FDNY spokeswoman said. Its cause remains under investigation.




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