Breaking News

Update: The Aftermath of the Fire In Crown Heights (Photos)

After being consumed by a raging fire in the middle of the night, the New York City Dept. of Buildings has issued an order to vacate the entire building, as parts of it have been deemed to be in danger of collapse.

In a show of true unity and hospitality, many neighbors have opened their homes to accept many of the now homeless residents of the blaze.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

earlier in the day, twenty-two people were hurt — including 11 firefighters — in the four-alarm fire.

The blaze, at 1365 Carroll St., started around 2:30 a.m. on the second floor of the renovated building before spreading, said Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Jack Mooney.

“I just ran out of the building and I actually saw flames,” said resident Mushky Giro. “It was really scary.”

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire. Officials said it might have been set intentionally because it was so fast-moving.

“If we had stayed in there for 20 more seconds, 30 more seconds, our chances for survival would have been very, very low,” said Eli Raskin, whose third-floor apartment was destroyed. “We got out without a scratch.”

Of the 22 people injured, the 11 civilians were treated at the scene. One firefighter was being treated for burns on his neck, another for chest pains, and eight for exhaustion at Kings County Hospital, Mooney said.

Source: NBC 4 NY and Crown Heights Info

Please ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Jewish Content

Posted by on September 3, 2012. Filed under NY News,Slider. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.