NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that ripped through a home in Brooklyn Friday morning.
The flames broke out at a three-story residential building around 6:30 a.m. Friday on 42nd Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park.
“The alarms went off, so we got everyone together out the house to make sure nobody died in there,” homeowner Ricardo Grey, who has lived on the first floor for three decades, told CBS ‘2 Weijia Jiang.
“We just started screaming because the people upstairs were sleeping,” resident Laura Gonzalez said. “We were all up; we said, “Get everybody, get out.'”
Gonzalez lived in the multi-family home for 20 years.
“Everything we ever owned is gone,” Gonzalez said. “But thank God everybody that was in that house is alive, that’s all that’s really important.”