5 Hospitalized after Fire in Brooklyn Apartment Building: FDNY

WPIX 11 - January 14, 2020

by Mark Sundstrom

GRAVESEND, Brooklyn — Five people were injured, two of them seriously, when fire broke out in a Brooklyn apartment building Monday morning, the FDNY said.

The blaze sparked just after 9 a.m. on the first floor of a four-story building on Benson Avenue in the Gravesend neighborhood, according to officials.

Authorities said five people were taken to area hospitals, two of them with serious injuries and three with non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no firefighters injured.