Brooklyn Fire Injures 5, Including 6-Month-Old Girl

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A fire at a Brooklyn brownstone left five people injured, including a 6-month-old girl.

The FDNY says the fire happened at 12:17 p.m. on Thursday in the third floor of a President Street apartment between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope.

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The heavy smoke and fire prompted one man to break a third-story window and leap to a second floor ledge. He was seen bleeding and calling for help.

“There was a gentleman that had broken through the window and jumped out onto the awning just above the doorway,” Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Joe Woznica said. “There was another woman who had come to the window and was removed by basket.”

The fire was centered on the building’s top floor. It was under control less than an hour later.

Of the five injured, two were serious, two were critical and one was minor. They were all taken to New York Methodist Hospital.

Neighbor Elaine Evelyn watched in horror as emergency officials worked to revive the baby girl.

“They threw her on the ground and started doing CPR,” she said. “They worked on her and they rushed her. They put her on a stretcher and they kept doing CPR until they got to the ambulance.”

None of the victims have been identified.

The cause is under investigation.

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  • Very conservative

    Many, many liberals in that area. Going to hold negative comments back as a 6-month old is involved. Just hope she doesn’t grow up to be a left wing herself. And God only knows what this once great nation will be like when she is old enough to be a (grand)parent. Glad I won’t be around to see it.

  • Howard Sprague

    God Bless our Firefighters & EMT’s. Always on the job protecting us … 24 / 7. May they all have a safe Thanksgiving …

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