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Newark Man, Thaddeus Boone, Arrested In Connection With Brooklyn Fire

Five people were injured in a fire on the fifth floor of the Wyckoff Gardens building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, on March 16, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Five people were injured in a fire on the fifth floor of the Wyckoff Gardens building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, on March 16, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A Newark man has been arrested in connection with a Brooklyn fire.

Thaddeus Boone, 22, allegedly set fire to a Boerum Hill apartment building on Sunday morning.

Boone was arrested on Monday in Park Slope, 1010 WINS reported.

He faces five counts of attempted murder, assault, one count of burglary, and two counts of arson.

Boone is the boyfriend of a woman who lives in the building, according to authorities.

It took crews about 20 minutes to get the early morning fire under control, but as CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported on Sunday, things could have been worse if not for the actions of a probationary firefighter who was responding to his first fire.

Rookie firefighter Jordan Sullivan described tough conditions at the Brooklyn blaze.

“Once we got in there we masked up and entered the fire apartment,” he said, “The conditions were not good inside.”

Sullivan fought through the smoke, located a crib, and rushed a baby out to a waiting EMS crew.

Five people were injured in the blaze, four of them were children.

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