NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three children were hurt, one critically, in a fire Tuesday morning at an apartment building in Brooklyn.
The blaze broke out just after 11 a.m. at an eight-story public housing building on Loring Avenue in East New York. Video from the scene shows a broken and charred window on the side of the building.
As CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported, one of the challenges firefighters faced with the blaze was the thick canopy of trees blocking their path to the fourth floor. So they smashed right through, taking out several large branches.
Firefighters rescued two of the children, a brother and a sister ages 5 and 8, who were found at the window of a fourth-floor apartment calling for help, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.