Firefighters take on Brooklyn blaze that left one injured

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.

At around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, FDNY units responded to a fire at 488 Crescent Street in East New York. Firefighters were met with heavy fire conditions on the first floor of a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed private residence. 

Over a hundred firefighters operated four hose lines to knock down the main body of fire that extended to the second floor and attic. The fire was ultimately placed under control at 2:55 p.m.

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Witnesses stated officers from the 75th Precinct removed multiple residents from the building. One resident suffered smoke inhalation as a result of the fire, and she was taken by paramedics to a local hospital in stable condition.

Searches throughout the building yielded negative results. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the FDNY Fire Marshal.

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
A firefighter climbs out of the second floor and into a Tower Ladder as conditons at a two alarm fire worsen at 488 Cresent Street in East New York, Brooklyn.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
FDNY Paramedics and Officers from the 75 Precinct talk with a resident after she was rescued from a house fire at 488 Cresent Avenue in East New York on Saturday, November 19.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell