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Brooklyn blaze leaves one man critically injured: FDNY

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Firefighter Peter Brady of Rescue Company 2 climbs an aerial ladder to the floor above during a fire in a private dwelling at 681 East 83 Street in Canarsie, Brooklyn on August 12.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A man is lucky to be alive after firefighters rescued him from toxic smoke and high heat during a Brooklyn house fire.

The blaze broke out just at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 12 on the second floor of 681 East 83rd Street in Canarsie, a private three-story residence. Firefighters on scene found the victim while crawling past heavy fire and smoke while conducting a primary search of the residence.

Firefighters rescued two civilans during an all hands fire at 681 East 83 Street in Canarsie, Brooklyn on Friday, August, 12.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

FDNY personnel initially were met by a faulty fire hydrant, delaying extinguishing efforts, but ultimately used three hose lines to knock back the fire. Several firefighters cut off security bars for firefighter egress and safety purposes. 

The victim was rushed to Brookdale Hospital in critical but stable condition. Another resident of the building suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire. The fire was placed under control at 11:58 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the FDNY Fire Marshal.

A firefighter cuts window bars during an all hands fire at 681 East 83 Street.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
Firefighters rescued two civilans during an all hands fire at 681 East 83 Street in Canarsie, Brooklyn on Friday, August, 12.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
Firefighters rescued two civilans during an all hands fire at 681 East 83 Street in Canarsie, Brooklyn on Friday, August, 12.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

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