Brooklyn fire displaces dozens of residents

Brooklyn fire displaces dozens of residents

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Twenty-two adults and three children are homeless after a fire ripped through several apartments on South 3rd Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The fire broke out about 5 a.m. on Thursday in the cockloft of a six-story building. The flames quickly spread and destroyed three apartments, according to officials.

Four other apartments were evacuated as a precaution.

The oppressive heat from a heat wave hitting the New York City area has made battling flames and heavy smoke more difficult for firefighters.

More than 100 firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control about two hours later, according to fire officials.

Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries.

The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the displaced residents.

It is not clear what sparked the fire.

 

 

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