Brooklyn fire leaves 15 injured, 6 critical

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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.

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.