NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One person was killed, and nine other people were hospitalized, in an extra-alarm fire in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, Monday evening.
The FDNY was called just after 6 p.m. for the fire, which broke out on the second floor and quickly spread to the attic at 203 Fenimore St. in Brooklyn. The fire was raised to a second alarm shortly afterward, the FDNY told CBS2.
A woman was pronounced dead in the fire, police said.
Eight firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries. Five of them were taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and three were taken to Kings County Hospital Center, officials said.
A neighbor who was not in the burning house was taken to Kings County Hospital Center as a result of minor injuries from smoke, the FDNY said.
Information on the cause of the fire was not immediately available, but police said it was not believed to be suspicious.