Fire Dept.: 31 hurt in Brooklyn fire; 4 critical

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Posted: Mar 13, 2011 8:14 AM
Fire Dept.: 31 hurt in Brooklyn fire; 4 critical

Fire officials say a blaze in a Brooklyn apartment building has injured 31 people, four of them critically.

The New York City Fire department press office says firefighters got the call at 5:12 a.m. Sunday about a blaze in a four-story building at 510 61st Street in Brooklyn.

Chris Korzekwinski (kor-zuh-KWIN'-skee) at the press office says four of the injured are in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and four others are in serious condition. The rest had minor injuries.

He says the fire was brought under control at 7:27 a.m.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.