NY Post - January 07, 2019by Cedar Attanasio and C.J. Sullivan
Fire raged through a two-story Brooklyn building Sunday morning, sending six people to the hospital with minor injuries, fire officials and witnesses said.
“The flames [were] intense, shooting out of the first floor,” said neighbor Sandra Velez, 32. “They got out quick. They were very lucky.”
The flames started on the first floor of an East New York residence at 737 Georgia Ave around 3:35 a.m., the FDNY said. The half-dozen victims were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.
Flames charred the first floor, turning parts of the white rock wall to black, photos from the scene show. The second floor was also damaged.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said.
It is unclear how many families lived in the building.
The Red Cross is helping the residents who were displaced, the FDNY said.