NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some firefighters made it rain while battling a fire at a Brooklyn home Thursday.
Rain cash, that is.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
Authorities said firefighters were responding to a fire shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday morning on East 57th Street and Avenue L in the Flatlands section.
The fire was on the first floor, but firefighters had to cut through the ceiling to fight it. That’s when money hidden in the ceiling came tumbling down.
Officials haven’t said exactly how much cash was found, but according to published reports it could be up to $1 million in insurance money.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
The cash was wrapped in bundles and was not destroyed in the blaze.
The fire was quickly extinguished, and one person was taken to the hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Some Play Blame Game As Gas Prices Reach Highest Level In Years, But There's No Dispute It's Impacting Bottom Line For Many Families
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