News Flatbush fire kills one, injures 16 A two-alarm fire swept through a Brooklyn building, killing one and injuring more than a dozen more. Photo Credit: News 12 Brooklyn By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox November 19, 2014 4:21 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A two-alarm fire swept through a Brooklyn building early Wednesday, killing one and injuring more than a dozen more. The blaze broke out in the top two floors of a three-story building just before 12:30 p.m. on Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush , an FDNY spokesman said. A 24-year-old man suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to New York Community Hospital, but he was later pronounced dead, police said. Another 16 people were injured, including 7 seriously, the FDNY spokesman said. It took more than 100 firefighters and more than an hour to get the flames under control, the spokesman said. The top two floors were apartments with the first floor designated to a storefront church, police said. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, but it appeared to start somewhere on the second floor, the spokesman said. It was not clear where the 24-year-old man was at the time. By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.