Brooklyn, NY (October 17, 2019) – A fire broke out in an apartment in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn early Thursday morning, October 17th, and left two people seriously injured. Officials stated that the blaze started at around 12:30 a.m. inside the fifth floor of an apartment building located on Westbury Court.
Twelve fire units responded to the call and arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire and assist the victims. Two people were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries.
One victim was listed in critical condition as the other victims’ injuries were classified as non-life threatening. The official cause of the fire is under investigation.
No further details were provided.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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