At Least 5 Firefighters,1 Civilian Injured in Brooklyn Blaze

WPIX - September 26, 2018


GERRITSEN BEACH, Brooklyn — A fast-moving fire engulfed two private homes in Brooklyn, FDNY said Monday.

Over 130 firefighters responded to the call of a fire located at 16 Aster Court just before 5:30 p.m.

When they arrived, they quickly found that the flames had reached 3-alarms and two private homes were ablaze.

The heavy fire forced firefighters off of the second floor of one of the homes after a "mayday" call was announced.

Citizen video shows violent flames roaring outside the roof and second floor of one of the homes

One civilian was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Five firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.