Four Firefighters Hurt Battling Flames in Brooklyn

CBS 2 - March 06, 2018

by MOLLY CRANE-NEWMAN EDGAR SANDOVAL NICOLE HENSLEY LAURA DIMON

The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Monday at a brownstone on Jefferson Avenue.

A Bronx neighborhood is grieving over another deadly fire after two men were trapped and killed Monday when flames tore through an apartment just blocks away from a building where 13 people perished in December.

The latest deadly blaze broke out just before 1:30 a.m. in a ground floor apartment along Hoffman St. near E. 187th St. in Belmont.

Fire officials said residents of the apartment where the fire began fled from the flames without closing any doors behind them, leaving a clear path of destruction.

It was an open door that paved the way for fire to spread through an apartment building and kill 13 residents just days after Christmas, in a blaze that started when a 3-year-old boy was playing with the burners on the stove.