Four-Alarm Fire Tears Through Brooklyn Apartment; At Least Seven Injured

NY 1 - January 18, 2012

Fire officials are investigating after at least seven people, including three firefighters, suffered minor injuries Tuesday as the result of a four-alarm fire in Bushwick.

Flames broke out at around 8 a.m. in the three-story building on Himrod Street, which housed several families.

The building was evacuated.

It took crews nearly three hours to get the flames under control.

"At 8:20 this morning, we received a 911 call concerning this fire. Simultaneously people were banging on the firehouse door about six houses down. So we were on the scene immediately. We had heavy fire on the first, second, and third floor. Members of Ladder 124, you see behind me, rescued two people from the second floor," said FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief James Leonard.

All of the rescued individuals were taken to the hospital.