Fire rips through Brooklyn apartment; civilians and firefighters among 14 injured

Angelo Anderson
October 17, 2017

The fast-moving fire started in a second-floor kitchen and spread to most of the four-story brick building along 49th St., near 13th Ave., in Borough Park around 4:30 a.m.

Fourteen people, including four firefighters, were injured after a Brooklyn apartment building caught fire early Monday morning, a spokesperson for the FDNY said.

The fire is believed to have started on the second floor before moving to the third, then the fourth and cockloft, and becoming a third-alarm blaze, according to fire officials. She called 911, and ran to the lobby to ring all the bells, alerting residents to flee, which most did with only the clothes on their backs.

Sam Stauber identified himself as the ex-husband of that 52-year-old victim. He said she is the mother of three and grandmother of six.

She is now at Maimonides Medical Center.

Nine other civilians were taken to area hospitals in stable condition.

Residents who spoke with Hamodia, all on condition of anonymity, said they were staying with friends, family or neighbors, and were hoping to at least be allowed to retrieve personal items sometime on Monday. Fire officials say those people got out safely by using fire escapes to climb to the roof.

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