NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City firefighter was seriously injured Saturday night while battling a blaze at a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise.

As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, the firefighter was among at least five people who were injured in the fire.

A fire department spokesman said the firefighter was taken to Woodhull Medical Center in serious condition. The spokesman would not disclose details of the injury.

The two-alarm fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. in an apartment on the 19th floor of a 21-floor building at 75 Wilson St. in Williamsburg.

The FDNY told Carlin the fire was under control.

The building is part of a six-building complex owned by the New York City Housing Authority.

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