At least a dozen people were injured – one of them critically – when a three-alarm blaze ripped through a Boro Park apartment building.
The fire broke out around 4:30AM Monday in a kitchen on the second floor of the four-story building located at 1225 49th Street near 12 Avenue.
It quickly rose up the cockloft to the top floors.
A woman trapped in a rear bedroom of an apartment had to be rescued by the FDNY.
Nine other people were evacuated with the help of firefighters through the roof of the building.
About 135 firefighters fought the blaze and got it under control in about 90 minutes.
The 13 other patients, including four firefighters, were all in stable condition.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Shortly after the fire was brought under control, the NYC Building Department was requested to the scene due to multiple “wooden structures” (Sukkas) that were built illegally on the fire escapes – preventing people from using them.
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(Chaim Shapiro – YWN / AP)