Brooklyn fire leaves 15 injured, 6 critical

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say 15 people were injured — including 6 critically — during an early morning fire in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

A FDNY spokeswoman says the fire broke out at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday in a three-story apartment building on Flatbush Avenue.

The blaze was brought under control at 1:55 a.m.

Officials say the fire originated on the second floor and swept through the third floor.

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The spokeswoman says six people were in critical condition. Another person had serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Eight others suffered minor injuries. All were taken to hospitals.