Several Hurt In Fire At Brooklyn Storefront Church

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A fire struck a storefront church in Brooklyn Tuesday, and several firefighters were injured.

Fire Chief Rocco Rinaldi said the pastor and church members of the Holy Love Pentecostal Church at Rutland Road in the Brownsville section went door to door above church to wake up neighbors and get them out safely.

There were eight apartments above the church.  All residents got out safely.

The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. in the back of the unoccupied church.

“We attempted to put the fire out through the church. There was a setback in the rear. We were able to get the fire from the rear. We have one injured civilian. All the other civilians are fine. We have about three injured firemen,” Rinaldi said.

Fire marshals were called to scene to investigate. The cause of the fire wasn’t known, and the FDNY didn’t say if they though the fire was suspicious.

8 apartments above. all residents got out safely.
  • Sister Jones

    On behalf of my Holy Love family, we would like to thank all who expressed their concerns and love for us during this time. God has truly blessed us with such wonderful people. We rest all our cares and concerns to our heavenly Father. We believe that He will see us through. Keep us in your prayers as we will do the same.
    Sister Jones

  • Overseer Hutchinson

    Praise the Lord Pastor Ottey:

    We just want to let you know that you and the entire Holy Love family are in our prayers as you face and deal with the tremendous loss of your sanctuary. Please do not hesitate to solicit our efforts and support in any way you deem necessary. In spite of it all, God is truly amazing your courageous act and the hand of God allowed every one to get out safely. Again, you are in our prayers and we will weather this storm with you. OUR INCREDIBLE GOD, DESERVES AN INCREDIBLE PRAISE!!!!!

    Yours because of Calvary, Overseer Joyce Hutchinson and the Calvary Church of God congregation.

  • Bro. Bert Hubbard

    God bless The Holy love ministry family . The entire Bethesda healing center family is praying for you . Thank God there was no loss of life .

  • Steve M.

    ‘BROOKLYN CHURCH FIRE LEAVES SEVERAL INJURED’ ………….You really need to find some HS graduates with writing skills….

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