Firefighter Killed in Home Blaze in Brooklyn
A firefighter was killed and seven other firefighters were injured in a fire at a home in Brooklyn on Sunday, a fire official said.
Mayor Eric Adams responded to the scene of the fire on Sunday evening and visited Brookdale Hospital, where the victims were taken. The firefighter who died was not immediately identified.
Fire Department officials said they were called to 10826 Avenue N in Canarsie around 1:40 p.m. and found a semidetached home with a peaked roof in flames. By 2:15 p.m., the fire was raised to a third alarm, drawing more than 100 firefighters to fight the blaze.
The injured included seven firefighters and a civilian who was treated at the scene. The firefighters were taken to local hospitals, according to the Fire Department.
A firefighter died earlier this year, a day after responding to a fire in Queens. The firefighter, Jesse Gerhard, suffered a medical episode at his firehouse after helping to evacuate a three-story home that was engulfed in flames.
In January, the worst fire in New York City in three decades killed 17 people in the Bronx, including eight children. The fire was caused by a space heater and quickly filled the 19-story building with smoke.