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.
“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.