Eight city firefighters were sent to the hospital Sunday afternoon as they battled to contain a three-alarm fire at a home in Canarsie, according to the FDNY.
More than 100 FDNY employees responded to the fire scene at 108-26 Avenue N around 1:39 p.m., authorities said. Ambulances lined the street, photos of neighbors were displayed, and a plume of white smoke billowed from the house.
FDNY personnel were still working to control the fire as of Sunday night, authorities said.
The injured firefighters were taken to nearby hospitals, an FDNY spokesman said. A civilian was also injured, but did not go to hospital.
Mayor Eric Adams and Brooklyn City Councilman mercedes daffodil He reportedly visited the scene of the fire. Narcisse commented on Twitter along with photos of the aftermath, showing the charred house and emergency services still on the scene.
“At the scene of the great fire in Canarsie. Praying for all the residents and brave members of the @FDNY who responded to the scene,” she tweeted. “Join me in praying for those who suffered injuries.”
adams too visited Brookdale Hospital, a spokesman said.
The city’s Department of Emergency Management warned residents to close their windows and avoid smoke from the fire.
Jorge Briones, who lives a block from the fire site, heard sirens and saw EMS workers and white smoke.
“That really shook me up a little bit,” he said of the scene.