5 Firefighters Hurt In Crown Heights Blaze


Five firefighters were injured in a blaze at a Brooklyn brownstone Monday and two are in serious condition.

The FDNY says the two firefighters seriously hurt were taken to an area hospital for treatment. One suffered burns over 40 percent of his body, including his face, hands and head, the FDNY said.

The other three firefighters suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

They were responding to a two-alarm fire Monday in a three-story brownstone on Prospect Place near Albany Avenue in Crown Heights.

More than 100 firefighters and emergency crews were at the scene.

The FDNY says the fire is under investigation and it’s not believed to be suspicious.

The fire was confined to one building. No one was home when the fire swept through the top floor.

(Source: NBC New York)


  1. I just saw pictures of this fire on TV. This was a fully involved fire with flames shooting forward from the top floor of a typical area brownstone. Everyone should be grateful to the members of FDNY for their never ending dedication in keeping the residents of NYC safe and responding quickly. It breaks my heart to hear that two members were hurt so badly. Keep them in your prayers.

  2. There are reports that the first due Engine #234 was under staffed…if that is true then the budget cuts are having a terrible effect on the ability of FDNY to function at full strength. The more injured firefighter is now fighting for his life. This should never happen because of money issues.