Four-Alarm Brooklyn Fire Injures 14, Including 12 Firefighters

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BAY RIDGE (WPIX) – A four-alarm fire erupted in Brooklyn late Wednesday night, injuring 12 firefighters and two residents.

At about 11:45pm, firefighters responded to blaze at 6805 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. There was soon heavy fire on each of floor of the four-story mixed occupancy apartment building and conditions quickly escalated to four-alarms.

All occupants either self-evacuated or assisted out of the building via fire escapes, according to FDNY Deputy Chief James Leonard.

“I thought it was something small, that we were going to leave and we were going to come right back. I didn’t think it was this [serious],” said evacuated resident Rebecca Rivera.