Monday, September 3, 2012

22 Hurt in 4-Alarm Fire Near BK Parade Route

Twenty-two people were hurt -- including 11 firefighters -- in a four-alarm fire in Crown Heights early Monday, fire officials said, just blocks from where revelers would soon march in the West Indian Day Parade.

The blaze, on Carroll Street., started around 2:30 a.m. on the second floor of the renovated building before spreading, said Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Jack Mooney.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

Everyone got out of the building safely. Of the 22 people injured, the 11 civilians were treated at the scene. One firefighter was being treated for burns on his neck, another for chest pains, and eight for exhaustion at Kings County Hospital, Mooney said.

By NBC 4 New York 

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