Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY (January 13, 2020) – A fire that ripped through a Brooklyn apartment building on Monday morning, January 13th, left a total of five people injured. The incident was reported to officials at around 9:00 a.m. as the fire broke out inside a building located on Benson Avenue in the Gravesend neighborhood.
Officials with the New York City Fire Department were dispatched to the scene where the fire had started on the first floor of the four-story building. Firefighters quickly worked to extinguish the blaze as paramedics rendered aid to five wounded victims. Two of the injured parties were hospitalized in serious condition as the other three suffered injuries that were considered non-life threatening.
No firefighters were wounded in the incident which remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Fires in New York
Officials have reported that the rate of residential fires in New York that resulted in fatalities has risen by about 50 percent between 2016 and 2017. More than 70 civilians tragically perished as the results of various residential fires during the above-said span. Such a distressing event can rapidly cause extreme suffering for victims and their family members.
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